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The German surname Boettiker 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 Boettiker 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 Boettiker was an occupational name for a cooper. Ancient records reveal the name Boettiker is derived from the German word botecher, which means cooper.

Boettiker Early Origins



The surname Boettiker 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.

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Boettiker Spelling Variations


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Boettiker 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.

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Boettiker Early History


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Boettiker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boettiker research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 171 and 1717 are included under the topic Early Boettiker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boettiker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boettiker Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    2. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    3. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    4. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    6. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The Boettiker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boettiker 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 17 July 2014 at 11:29.

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