Soden Family History
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Soden Name Meaning
English: from Middle English, Old French soudan, from Arabic sul?tan ‘ruler’, specifically the ruler of the Ottoman Empire. In medieval England this was used as a nickname, either for someone who behaved in an outlandish and autocratic manner or for someone who had played the part of a sultan in a pageant.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press