The ancestors of the name Suggitt date back to the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Suggitt 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
which meant cottage.
Early Origins of the Suggitt family
The surname Suggitt was first found in Devon
where they were Lords of the Manor of Southcote anciently seated in that shire.
Early History of the Suggitt family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Suggitt 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 Suggitt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Suggitt Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Suggitt are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Suggitt include: Southcote, Sothcotte, Southcott, Sothcott, Southcod, Southcodt, Soutcott and many more.
Early Notables of the Suggitt 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... Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Suggitt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Suggitt family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Suggitt or a variant listed above: 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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Suggitt (post 1700)
- Ric "Sluggo" Suggitt (1958-2017), Canadian rugby union footballer and a rugby union coach of the USA Women's 7's Olympic team
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