Boten History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Boten is Anglo-Saxon in origin. It was a name given to a maker of buttons. The surname Boten was originally derived from the Old French word boton, the name for a maker and seller of buttons.

Early Origins of the Boten family

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

Early History of the Boten family

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Boten Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Boten include Botten, Button, Boton, Botun, Buttone, Botting and others.

Early Notables of the Boten family (pre 1700)

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Australia Boten migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Boten Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Anna Boten, aged 35, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Gellert" [1]


  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GELLERT 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Gellert.htm


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