History of the SODEN Family
1651 - 1951
with notes on the family name in
other parts of the world.
Friday , 30th December , 2000
Dublin , Ireland.
This will be the homepage for my account of the history of the Soden family in Ireland with copious notes on the family name in Britain , Germany ,North America and Australasia.
This was written for my 3 children , Kristina , Carla and Lukas , that they , being Irish and German , might know something about their family's origins and that I might enquire into the possiblility of a German link .
I owe a great deal of gratitude to a number of people , who did so much in the past , (well before I ever contemplated family history ) in researching the origins of the Soden family. These were :
James Arthur Soden , Toronto , Canada;
Terence Soden , Hampshire , England;
the late John Voorhis Soden , New York , USA and
the late Dorothy Soden , Wyebridge , Canada .
the late Ronald Soden and his brother, Geoffrey Soden , Aberwysweth , Wales
I am sure this will be of some great interest to many people , who I know to be researching the Soden Family and its Past.
The marvellous reward of family history is to come across people bearing your name , either close or distantly related , who have taken part in some of the most historical and momentous moments in our history in a positive and courageous manner. To even have survived was at times in past centuries an achievement. The facts about these forebears are laid out in detail , obtained from private and public sources over the last 9 years , in the hope they may provide those researchers with a direction towards a deeper knowledge of our family's past.
Material will be added in a geographic and chronological setting ,as this seems to provide a more coherent method for linking the numerous family groups over the last six centuries.
I have tried to acknowledge all those people to whom I owe a great deal of thanks , and whose personal acquaintance I have been fortunate to have made in the the course of this study and , of course , official archival sources. Corrections , emendations or additions would be gratefully considered.