Bothe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Bothe family

The surname Bothe was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Friesland, a province historically almost independent, but which joined the Union of Utrecht to escape the tyranny of Spain. In the 17th and 18th centuries the house of Nassau-Siegen were stadtholders, but in 1748 William of Nasau-Siegen became Prince William IV of Orange and all the provinces. His grandson became William I, King of the Netherlands 1815. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Bothe family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bothe research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1610 is included under the topic Early Bothe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bothe Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Both, Botha, Bothe, Bade, Bahde, Baade, Botma, Botje, van der Both and many more.

Early Notables of the Bothe family (pre 1700)

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United States Bothe migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bothe Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • B Bothe, who landed in Charles Town, South Carolina in 1782 [1]
Bothe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Aug Bothe, who landed in Texas in 1845 [1]
  • August Bothe, aged 47, who arrived in Missouri in 1849 [1]
  • Louis Bothe, who arrived in New York, NY in 1851 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bothe (post 1700) +

  • Roger Bothe (b. 1988), American soccer player
  • Heinz-Jürgen Bothe (b. 1941), German rower
  • Detlef Bothe (b. 1957), East German sprint canoer
  • Walther Bothe (1891-1957), German physicist, mathematician, chemist, and winner of the 1954 Nobel Prize in Physics


  1. ^ 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)


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