Zouch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Zouch family

The surname Zouch was first found in Lancashire at Ormskirk. The first record of the family was Thomas Such, who complained early in the reign of Elizabeth that certain of the inhabitants of Ormskirk had taken their corn to other mills. The entry continues: apparently there were complaints against the miller that the corn was not so well ground by him and that he took, or lost, an excessive proportion of the flour. In the end, Thomas Such built a new mill at the Knoll to help solve the issue. [1]

Early History of the Zouch family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Zouch research. Another 134 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1394, 1415, 1420 and 1703 are included under the topic Early Zouch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Zouch Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Zouch, Zouche, Souch, Souche and others.

Early Notables of the Zouch family (pre 1700)

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Zouch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Zouch migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Zouch Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Sir John Zouch, who arrived in Virginia in 1639 [2]
  • John Zouch, who landed in Virginia in 1639 [2]
  • John Zouch, who landed in Virginia in 1666 [2]

New Zealand Zouch migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Zouch Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Charles Zouch, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Zambesi" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 20th September 1863 [3]
  • Mr. William Zouch, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Zambesi" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 20th September 1863 [3]


  1. ^ 'Townships: Scarisbrick', in A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 3, ed. William Farrer and J Brownbill (London, 1907), pp. 265-276. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/lancs/vol3/pp265-276 [accessed 21 January 2017].
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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