Suggett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Suggett is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family 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.

Early Origins of the Suggett family

The surname Suggett was first found in Devon where they were Lords of the Manor of Southcote anciently seated in that shire. "Southcote, an estate in the parish [of Winkleigh], appears to have given name to the Southcote family." [1]

Early History of the Suggett family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Suggett research. Another 118 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1242, 1345, 1563, 1563, 1662, 1560, 1620, 1511, 1585, 1556, 1559, 1562, 1563, 1622, 1664, 1661 and 1664 are included under the topic Early Suggett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Suggett Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Suggett were recorded, including Southcote, Sothcotte, Southcott, Sothcott, Southcod, Southcodt, Soutcott and many more.

Early Notables of the Suggett family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include John Soputcote (1511-1585), an English judge, second son of William Southcote, by his wife, Alice Tregonnell, grandson of Nicholas Southcote of Chudleigh, Devonshire. "He was a member of the Middle Temple, where he was autumn reader in 1556...
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Australia Suggett migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Suggett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  1. ^ Worth, R.N., A History of Devonshire London: Elliot Stock, 62, Paternoster Row, E.G., 1895. Digital
  2. ^ Convict Records of Australia (Retreived 18th January 2021, retreived from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/champion)


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