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Where did the English Bothma family come from? What is the English Bothma family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bothma family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bothma family history?Bothma is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Bothma family once lived in a booth or hut, a cottager. The name could also be classified as an occupational name for someone who lived in a booth or hut.
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bothma family name include Boothman, Bothman, Bouthman, Bothmane, Boothmane and many more.
First found in Huntingdonshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bothma research. Another 399 words(28 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1287, and 1500 are included under the topic Early Bothma History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Bothma Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Bothma surname or a spelling variation of the name include: John Boothman who arrived in Barbados in 1680 and John Boothman in Philadelphia in 1822.
The Bothma Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bothma 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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