Early Origins of the Sowtheake family
The surname Sowtheake was 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."
Early History of the Sowtheake family
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Sowtheake Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Southwick, Southaik, Sowtheake, Sowdeak and others.
Early Notables of the Sowtheake family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sowtheake family to the New World and Oceana
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.