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Botekynd History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Botekynd has been recorded in British history since the time when the Anglo-Saxons ruled over the region. The name is assumed to have been given to someone who was a maker or seller of knives. The surname Botekynd comes from the Old English word bodkin, which is also spelled bodekin, and refers to a short, pointed weapon or dagger.

Early Origins of the Botekynd family


The surname Botekynd was first found in Kent, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Botekynd family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Botekynd research.
Another 415 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1297, 1312, 1331, 1349, 1369, 1623, 1752, 1779, 1572, 1523, 1518, 1519, 1610, 1611, 1639, 1640 and 1710 are included under the topic Early Botekynd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Botekynd Spelling Variations


The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Botekynd has been spelled many different ways, including Badkin, Bodkin, Bodekin, Badekin, Bodekyn, Badekyn, Batekyn, Bodychen, Battkin and many more.

Early Notables of the Botekynd family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Botekynd family to Ireland


Some of the Botekynd family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 139 words (10 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 Botekynd family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Botekynds to arrive in North America: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.

The Botekynd Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Crom-a-Boo
Motto Translation: Crom for ever.


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