Norman Conquest of 1066. The Uddabey family lived in Lincolnshire, at Sotebi, from which their name is derived. The surname Uddabey 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 Uddabey family
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 Uddabey family
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Uddabey Spelling Variations
Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Uddabey family name include Sotheby, Sothaby, Sotherby, Southerby, Southby, Southey and many more.
Early Notables of the Uddabey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Uddabey family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Uddabey family to immigrate North America: Henry and Elizabeth Southey who settled in Virginia with their children Mary and Thomas in 1623; Dan Southerby settled in Virginia in 1653; Mary Southerby settled in New England in 1755..
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