Boteler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Boteler family

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. Later, William le Boteler was rector of the church of St. Elphin, Warrington, Lancashire c. 1289. [1]

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." [2]

"[Little Linford] in Buckinghamshire] was purchased by the Botelers, and passed with Great Linford till about 1658, when it was purchased by the Thompsons." [2]

Early History of the Boteler family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boteler research. Another 133 words (10 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.

Boteler Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Boteler family (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 abeyance in 1411. That family included: William Boteler, 1st Baron Boteler of Wem (died 1334); William Boteler, 2nd Baron Boteler of Wem (died 1361); William Boteler, 3rd Baron Boteler of Wem (died 1369); and Elizabeth Boteler, 4th Baroness Boteler of Wem (died 1411.) Ralph Boteler, 1st Baron Sudeley (1394-1473), was Captain...
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Ireland Migration of the Boteler family to Ireland

Some of the Boteler family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Boteler migration to the United States +

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 [3]

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-) [4]
  • Edgar Lee "E.L." Boteler Jr. (1920-2016), American farmer and politician, Member of the Mississippi House of Representatives (1956-1972)
  • 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)
  • Paul Boteler, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Apia, 1921 [4]
  • Lingan Boteler, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Barry, Maryland, 1866-69, 1874-75 [4]
  • Charles W. Boteler Jr., American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1972 [4]
  • Alexander Robinson Boteler (1815-1892), American politician, Representative from Virginia 8th District, 1859-61; Representative from Virginia in the Confederate Congress, 1862-64 [4]
  • Samuel Boteler Bristowe QC (1822-1897), English barrister and Liberal Party politician who survived a murder attempt in 1889

  1. ^ 'Townships: Scarisbrick', in A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 3, ed. William Farrer and J Brownbill (London, 1907), pp. 265-276. British History Online [accessed 21 January 2017].
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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