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Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Sowthcotte is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the tithing of Southcote in the county of Devon. The surname was originally derived from the Old English words sud which meant south and cot which meant cottage.

Sowthcotte Early Origins



The surname Sowthcotte was first found in Devon where they were Lords of the Manor of Southcote anciently seated in that shire.

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Sowthcotte Spelling Variations


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Sowthcotte Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Sowthcotte has been spelled many different ways, including Southcote, Sothcotte, Southcott, Sothcott, Southcod, Southcodt, Soutcott and many more.

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Sowthcotte Early History


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Sowthcotte Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sowthcotte research. Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1242, 1345, 1563, 1563, 1662, 1560, 1620, 1622, 1664, 1661 and 1664 are included under the topic Early Sowthcotte History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sowthcotte Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sowthcotte Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sowthcotte Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Sowthcottes to arrive in North America: James Southcott, a soldier who settled in St. John's Newfoundland in 1813; Richard and Thomas Southcote settled in Nantasket, Massachusetts in 1630; Frederick Southcott arrived in Philadelphia in 1855.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
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    The Sowthcotte Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sowthcotte Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 10 October 2012 at 11:04.

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