Likely from a Northumbrian alteration of earlier Old English suþern, suþærn. The switch from -ern to -ron is likely due to the influence of Old Norse rann (“place, house, home”) on Old English ærn (“home, place”). More at southern.
southron (not comparable)
southron (plural southrons)
- (archaic) A southerner, someone from the south.
- (archaic, Scotland) An Englishman.
- (Scotland, uncommon) A Lowlander, a Scottish person from south of the Highlands.
- Alternative letter-case form of (someone from the Southern US)
1890, T. C. DeLeon, Four Years in Rebel Capitals:
- To the natural impressibility of the southron, the Louisianian adds the enthusiasm of the Frenchman.