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Botey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Botey comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name for a person with a striking physique.

Early Origins of the Botey family


The surname Botey was first found in Hampshire where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Botey family


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Botey Spelling Variations


Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Botey has undergone many spelling variations, including Body, Boddy, Boddie, Bodie, Bode, Bodhy, Bodin, Bott, Botter, Bodds, Bods, Botty and many more.

Early Notables of the Botey family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Botey family to Ireland


Some of the Botey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Botey family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Botey were among those contributors: Thomas Body who settled in Virginia in 1636; followed by Robert in 1645; John Body settled in Pennsylvania in 1682; John Bodie settled in Frederick county Maryland in 1794.

Contemporary Notables of the name Botey (post 1700)


  • Francisco Esteve Botey, Spanish artist

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