100% Satisfaction Guarantee - no headaches!
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2016


The German surname Ottersbach has several possible origins, but they can all be traced back to the kingdom of Bavaria, located in the southern part of Germany. The name may be derived from a place name, such as "Usterbach," a town near the Bavarian city of Augsburg, or "Otterbach," the name of several German towns, and would in this case refer to someone who came from one of these places. Alternatively, the name may be derived from the German words "uter," meaning "coming from," and "Bach," meaning "stream." In this case, the name would have been originally borne by someone living close to a stream. Finally, the name may be derived from the personal name "Utters;" in this instance, the name would mean "son of Utters."

 More

The surname Ottersbach was first found in the town of Armorbach, where Erkinbertus dictus de Ottirbach, the first recorded bearer of the name, was living in 1298. Another early instance of the name dates back to 1323, when a butcher named Usterpach was residing in Augsburg.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Utterback, Utterbach, Ottirbach, Usterpach, Otter, Otterbeeck, Otterbach and many more.


 More

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ottersbach research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1298, 1323, and 1357 are included under the topic Early Ottersbach History in all our PDF Extended History products.

 More

Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ottersbach Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

 More

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ottersbach Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Susanne Ottersbach, aged 48, arrived in America in 1881

 More

Most Popular Family Crest Products
 
Ottersbach Armorial History With Coat of ArmsOttersbach Armorial History With Coat of Arms
Ottersbach Coat of Arms & Surname History PackageOttersbach Coat of Arms & Surname History Package
Ottersbach Family Crest Image (jpg) Heritage SeriesOttersbach Family Crest Image (jpg) Heritage Series
Ottersbach Coat of Arms/Family Crest Key-chainOttersbach Coat of Arms/Family Crest Key-chain
Ottersbach Coat of Arms/Family Crest Coffee MugOttersbach Coat of Arms/Family Crest Coffee Mug
Ottersbach Armorial History with FrameOttersbach Armorial History with Frame
Ottersbach Framed Surname History and Coat of ArmsOttersbach Framed Surname History and Coat of Arms

 More

 More

  1. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  2. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
  3. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
  4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  5. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
  6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  7. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
  10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
  11. ...

The Ottersbach Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ottersbach 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.

This page was last modified on 23 September 2010 at 15:40.

Sign Up

  

100% Satisfaction Guarantee - no headaches!