Southgate Family History
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Southgate Name Meaning
habitational name from a place in Norfolk, so named from Old English suð ‘south’ + geat ‘gate’; the village was situated near the southern entrance to a large enclosed medieval forest. The place of this name formerly in Middlesex, now part of Greater London, may also have constributed to the surname. topographic name for someone who lived near the south gate of a medieval walled city or other enclosed place.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press