Suddery is one of the thousands of new names that the Norman Conquest
brought to England
in 1066. The Suddery family lived in Lincolnshire
, at Sotebi, from which their name is derived. The surname Suddery is thus, a local
name, which means it derived from the name of a place where members of the family once owned land or where they may have resided.
Early Origins of the Suddery family
The surname Suddery was first found in Lincolnshire
where Ralph of Sotby held the village and church of Sotebi from the Bishop of Bayeux. This village church is still famous for its Norman chancel arch.
Early History of the Suddery family
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Suddery Spelling Variations
Multitudes of spelling variations
are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans
introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Sotheby, Sothaby, Sotherby, Southerby, Southby, Southey and many more.
Early Notables of the Suddery family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Suddery family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Suddery Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- James Suddery, English convict from Wiltshire, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on February 22, 1834, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834