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An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2016


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Spelling variations of this family name include: Southwick, Southaik, Sowtheake, Sowdeak and others.

First found in Kirkcudbrightshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Chille Chuithbheirt), part of the present day Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway, former county in Southwestern Scotland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D. Gilbert Southwick was son of Gospatrick, son of Orm, Earl of Northumberland. The parish of Southwick in Durham is of particular interest to the family. "The estate was once the property of a family named Suthwyk, and afterwards formed part of the possessions of the Hedworths."


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sowtheake research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1274, 1292, 1296, 1298, 1737, 1600 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Sowtheake History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 73 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sowtheake Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Lawrence and Cassandra Southwick, who came to Massachusetts in 1630; John Southwick, who arrived in Salem, MA sometime between 1620 and 1650; Provided Southwick, who settled in Salem, MA in 1639.

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