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The surname Boettger was first found in Brunswick, Lower Saxony, where the name Botticher contributed greatly to the development of an emerging dukedom which would later play a large role in the tribal and power struggles of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local, social and political affairs.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Boetticher, Bottcher, Boticher, Boettiger, Boettger, Bottikker, Botikker, Boticker and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boettger research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1717, 1682, 1719, 1815, 1870, 1760 and 1835 are included under the topic Early Boettger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Notables of the time included Johann Böttger (also Böttcher or Böttiger) (1682-1719), a German alchemist, known as the co-inventor of porcelain (China) in Meissen; Adolf Boettger (1815-1870) was...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boettger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Boettger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Augustus Boettger who arrived in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 1836
  • Augustus Boettger, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1836
  • Friedrich Boettger, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Charles Boettger, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1873
  • Margaretha Boettger, aged 5, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892
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Boettger Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Henriette Boettger, aged 19, who landed in America from Hamburg, in 1903
  • Theo M. Boettger, who landed in America, in 1903
  • Lina Boettger, aged 23, who landed in America from Hamburg, Germany, in 1909
  • Henry Boettger, aged 64, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • Herbert Boettger, aged 1, who landed in America from Hamburg, Germany, in 1909
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  • Nancy Jane Boettger (b. 1943), the Iowa State Senator from the 29th District
  • Rudolf Christian Böettger (1806-1881), German inorganic chemist
  • Thomas Böettger (b. 1957), German composer and pianist
  • Caesar Rudolf Boettger (1888-1976), German zoologist
  • Johann Friedrich Böettger (1682-1719), German alchemist
  • Oskar Boettger (1844-1910), German zoologist
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Citations



    Other References

    1. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    6. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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    The Boettger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boettger 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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