Boetikker History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The German surname Boetikker emerged in the lands that formed the modern state of Lower Saxony, which is presently bordered by the North Sea, the Hartz mountains and the Elbe and Ems rivers. Lower Saxony was previously a medieval Saxon dukedom. In the Middle Ages, many of the Saxon lands were a part of the Holy Roman Empire, which was characterized by the Feudal System. Before this era, people were known only by a single name. However, as the population increased and travelers set out on their journeys, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves. Many people, such as the Boetikker family, adopted the name of their feudal occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Boetikker was an occupational name for a cooper. Ancient records reveal the name Boetikker is derived from the German word botecher, which means cooper.
Early Origins of the Boetikker family
The surname Boetikker was first found in Brunswick, where the name Botticher contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. Over time, the family branched into many houses where family members continued to play a significant role in the local, social and political affairs.
Early History of the Boetikker family
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Boetikker Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Botticher, Boticher, Botticker, Bottiker, Bottikker, Botikker, Boticker, Bottiger, Boeticher, Boetticker, Boettiker, Boettikker, Boetikker, Boeticker, Boettcher and many more.
Early Notables of the Boetikker family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boetikker family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Auguste Botticher arrived in New York City in 1848; the same year as Otto Botticher; Augustus Boettger who arrived in Allegheny County, Pa. in 1836; Theodore Boettcher who arrived in St. Clare County, Ill. in 1896.