Sothern


Sothern
Recorded in a number of spellings including Southern, Sothern, Suthern, Sutheran, Suthren, and possibly others, this is an English surname. It is topographical or regional and derives from the Olde English pre 7th century word "sutherne", meaning southern. The surname has two possible interpretations: Firstly, it may be a purely topographic name for someone who lived to the south of a village or settlement as topographical surnames were among the earliest created, both natural and man-made features in the landscape providing easily recognisable distinguishing names in the small communities of the Middle Ages. Secondly it may be regional describing "a southern man", one who had migrated from the south, which could imply a continental origin. Examples of the surname recordings taken from surving early church registers include: John Sutherine, at St Dionis Backchurch in the city of London on June 1st 1588, the marriage of Thomas Southerns and Anne Moor, at St. Mary's, Lichfield, Staffordshire, on October 13th 1754, and the marriage of Sarah Suthern and Alexander Thomas on December 20th 1778, at St. Clement Danes, Westminster. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Geoffrey le Sutherne. This was dated 1243, in the Assize Court Rolls of Staffordshire, during the reign of King Henry 111 of England, 1216 - 1272. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • Sothern — is a surname, and may refer to:* Ann Sothern (1909 2001), Academy Award nominated American film and television actress * Denny Sothern (1904 1977), major league baseball player * E. H. Sothern (1859 1933), American actor * Edward Askew Sothern… …   Wikipedia

  • Sothern, E. H. — (1859 1933)    Born Edward Hugh Sothern in New Orleans, the son of actor E. A. Sothern, he was educated in England with hopes of becoming a painter. He chose acting instead and debuted in his father s 1879 production, Brother Sam. After touring… …   The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater

  • Sothern — Ann Sothern (eigentlich Harriette Arlene Lake; * 22. Januar 1909 in Valley City, North Dakota; † 15. März 2001 in Ketchum, Idaho) war eine US amerikanische Schauspielerin. Karriere Nach einer Ausbildung als Sängerin durch ihre Mutter, die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sothern — /sudh euhrn/, n. E(dward) H(ugh), 1859 1933, U.S. actor, born in England: husband of Julia Marlowe. * * * sothern obs. f. southern a …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sothern — /sudh euhrn/, n. E(dward) H(ugh), 1859 1933, U.S. actor, born in England: husband of Julia Marlowe. * * * …   Universalium

  • Sothern, Ann — ▪ 2002 Harriette Lake        American actress (b. Jan. 22, 1909, Valley City, N.D. d. March 15, 2001, Ketchum, Idaho), achieved fame with her roles in films that included Maisie (1939) and Lady Be Good (1941) and as the star of the 1950s… …   Universalium

  • Sothern, Edward Hugh — ▪ American actor born Dec. 6, 1859, New Orleans, La., U.S. died Oct. 28, 1933, New York, N.Y.  American actor who was widely popular for his roles in romantic comedy and was noted as well for his performances in Shakespearean plays.       The son …   Universalium

  • SOTHERN, EDWARD ASKEW —    comedian, born in Liverpool; at 23 went on the stage, and for some time was a member of the stock company of the Theatre Royal, Birmingham; afterwards acted in America, and made his mark in Tom Taylor s Our American Cousin (1858) in the small… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Edward Askew Sothern — Sothern sporting the Dundreary whiskers that he wore in his most famous role Edward Askew Sothern (1 April 1826 – 21 January 1881) was an English actor known for his comic roles in Britain and America, particularly Lord Dundreary in Our American… …   Wikipedia

  • Ann Sothern — Infobox actor name = Ann Sothern imagesize = 250px caption = Ann Sothern from the trailer for the 1943 film Cry Havoc birthname = Harriette Arlene Lake birthdate = birth date|1909|1|22 location = Valley City, North Dakota deathdate = death date… …   Wikipedia