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Bottin Surname History


Origins Available: English , Italian , Scottish


The ancestors of the Bottin family may have been Viking settlers. Their surname comes from a place name of Norse origins, from when they lived on the lands of Bowden, in Roxburghshire where the family held lands since the early Middle Ages.


Early Origins of the Bottin family


The surname Bottin was first found in Cheshire, where they held a family seat from very early times, and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. They were originally of Bodin in Normandy.

Early History of the Bottin family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bottin research.
Another 116 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1150 and 1296 are included under the topic Early Bottin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bottin Spelling Variations


Standards against which to judge the accuracy of spellings and translations did not yet exist in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations in names dating from that era, are thus, an extremely common occurrence. Bottin has been recorded as Bowden, Bouden, Boulden, Bouldene, Bolden, Boldane, Boldan, Boden, Bodden and many more.

Early Notables of the Bottin family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Bottin family to Ireland


Some of the Bottin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 61 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Bottin family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bottin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Bottin, aged 9, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1875
  • Emma Bottin, aged 7, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1875
  • Peter Bottin, aged 5, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1875

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