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The name Boteler is rooted in the Old French translation a "bouteiller," a name for someone who was in charge of the wine cellar. This person was often the chief servant of the Medieval household. However, there is also another possible derivation of this name, from the Middle English word "boteler," which denoted a maker of (leather) bottles.

Boteler Early Origins



The surname Boteler was first found in Normandy where they held a family seat as Seigneurs of Wemme. Their ancient title was Butler (Bouteillier) to the Counts of Meulent (Robert de Beaumont about 1066,) the actual family name being Pincerna. This title was then adopted as a surname.

One of the first records of the name was Arnold le Boteler who was the first recorded 'lord' of the Welsh village of Pembrey where he established manor house and estate which is now known as Court Farm during the reign of William the Conqueror.

Some of the family later held estates in Great and Little Badminton in Gloucestershire. "[Great Badminton], together with Little Badminton, is nearly all included within the boundary wall of Badminton Park, the seat of the Duke of Beaufort, whose ancestor, the first duke, built a princely mansion in the reign of Charles II., on the site of an ancient house belonging to the Boteler family." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

"[Little Linford] in Buckinghamshire] was purchased by the Botelers, and passed with Great Linford till about 1658, when it was purchased by the Thompsons." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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Boteler Spelling Variations


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Boteler Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Boteler, Botelers, Botler and others.

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Boteler Early History


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Boteler Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boteler research. Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1100, 1066, 1086, 1130, 1260, 1351, 1295, 1328, 1308, 1411, 1334, 1361, 1369, 1411, 1394, 1473, 1443, 1566, 1637, 1625, 1626, 1659, 1583, 1657, 1644, 1637, 1689, 1667, 1719, 1695 and 1772 are included under the topic Early Boteler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boteler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boteler Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was William le Boteler, who was created Baron Boteler of Werington by writ on June 23, 1295, the barony became extinct on his death (c.1328). A second barony was created by writ on March 19, 1308 for William Boteler of Wem; it went into...

Another 158 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boteler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boteler In Ireland


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Boteler In Ireland



Some of the Boteler family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 98 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Boteler Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ann Boteler, who landed in Maryland in 1663

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Contemporary Notables of the name Boteler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Boteler (post 1700)



  • Wade Boteler (1891-1943), American actor who appeared in more than 430 films between 1919 and 1943
  • Joseph C. III Boteler (b. 1949), American Republican politician, Member of the Maryland House of Delegates (2003-)
  • Edgar Lee "E.L." Boteler Jr. (1920-2016), American farmer and politician, Member of the Mississippi House of Representatives (1956-1972)
  • Paul Boteler, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Apia, 1921
  • Lingan Boteler, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Barry, Maryland, 1866-69, 1874-75
  • Charles W. Boteler Jr., American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1972
  • Alexander Robinson Boteler (1815-1892), American politician, Representative from Virginia 8th District, 1859-61; Representative from Virginia in the Confederate Congress, 1862-64
  • Alexander Robinson Boteler (1815-1892), American soldier and politician, colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, and U.S. Representative from Virginia 8th District (1859-61)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. 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. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
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The Boteler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boteler 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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