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Where did the German Boettner family come from? What is the German Boettner family crest and coat of arms? When did the Boettner family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Boettner family history?The surname Boettner was an occupational name for a cooper or a barrel maker. The name was derived from the Old German word "bute," which means "cask."
Spelling variations of this family name include: Bittner, Bitner, Bitnner, Bittener, Bitener, Pittner, Pitner, Buettner, Boettner, Bottner, Botner, Boetner, Buetner, Bettner and many more.
First found in Bohemia, where the family came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boettner research. Another 219 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1773 and 1804 are included under the topic Early Boettner History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Caspar Bittner who, accompanied by his wife Maria Elisabetha Munch and his father-in-law, arrived in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1730; Martin Bittner came to Philadelphia in 1741.
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Virtute foris prudentia domi
Motto Translation: By virtue of prudence at home and abroad
The Boettner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boettner Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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