Bysouth


Bysouth
This unusual name is of early Medieval English origin, and is a topographical surname given to someone who lived "to the south" of a settlement, or village, or of any given area. Topographical surnames were among the earliest created, since natural (or manmade) features in the landscape provided instant and easy forms of identification when surnames were needed. There are a variety of similar formations that still exist as surnames today, such as "Bythesea", "Bytheway", meaning "dweller by the road", "Bywater", and "Bywood". One, Thomas Bysouth was married to Elizabeth Wills on September 24th 1605, in London, and the christening of John Bysouth was recorded at Copford in Essex on the 16th June, 1615. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Henry Bisuthe (witness), which was dated 1221, The Worcestershire Assize Rolls, during the reign of King Henry 111, "The Frenchman", 1216 - 1272. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

Surnames reference. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • bysouth — see by prep. 9, and be south …   Useful english dictionary

  • Adam Bysouth — Infobox Lacrosse Player image size = 150px position = Transition shoots = Left height ft = 6 height in = 1 weight lb = 200 nll team = Portland LumberJax nationality = Canada birth date = birth date and age|1979|1|4|mf=y birth place = Abbotsford,… …   Wikipedia

  • Angela Batinovich — is an American businesswoman. She is the majority shareholder and managing partner of the Portland LumberJax of the National Lacrosse League; the creator of Bat s Daughter , a successful line of women s clothing; and the founder of AMBLA, INC., a …   Wikipedia

  • Force 10 from Navarone (film) — Infobox Film name = Force 10 From Navarone caption = film poster by Brian Bysouth imdb id = 0077572 writer = Robin Chapman George MacDonald Fraser (uncredited) starring = Robert Shaw Edward Fox Harrison Ford Barbara Bach director = Guy Hamilton… …   Wikipedia

  • Cockatoo, Victoria — Cockatoo Melbourne, Victoria McBride St. Population: 4,560 (2006) …   Wikipedia

  • List of staff for Brookside — This is a comprehensive list of individuals who worked on the Channel 4 Soap opera Brookside from its inception in 1982 until its demise in late 2003. The list is complete and the information was provided by Mersey Television who produced the… …   Wikipedia

  • The Golden Voyage of Sinbad — Infobox Film caption = film poster by Brian Bysouth name = The Golden Voyage of Sinbad director = Gordon Hessler producer = Charles H. Schneer Ray Harryhausen writers = Brian Clemens Ray Harryhausen starring = John Phillip Law Tom Baker Takis… …   Wikipedia

  • Bite the Bullet (film) — Infobox Film name = Bite the Bullet caption = film poster by Brian Bysouth director = Richard Brooks producer = Richard Brooks writer = Richard Brooks starring = Gene Hackman James Coburn Candice Bergen music = Alex North cinematography = Harry… …   Wikipedia

  • Larkmead School — Infobox UK school name = Larkmead School size = latitude = longitude = dms = motto = Achieving Success Through Community motto pl = established = 1956 approx = closed = c approx = type = Comprehensive: Community religion = None president = Mr… …   Wikipedia

  • National Lacrosse League dispersal draft — The National Lacrosse League dispersal draft is a meeting where the general managers of National Lacrosse League teams choose players from teams that are ceasing operations. The NLL has seen a lot of team changes over the years (the 1993 season… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.