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Bothma is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Bothma family once lived in a booth or hut, a cottager. The name could also be classified as an occupational name for someone who lived in a booth or hut.

Bothma Early Origins



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

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Bothma Spelling Variations


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Bothma Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bothma family name include Boothman, Bothman, Bouthman, Bothmane, Boothmane and many more.

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Bothma Early History


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Bothma Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bothma research. Another 399 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1287, and 1500 are included under the topic Early Bothma History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bothma Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bothma Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bothma Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Bothma surname or a spelling variation of the name include: John Boothman who arrived in Barbados in 1680 and John Boothman in Philadelphia in 1822.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bothma (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bothma (post 1700)



  • Johannes Paulus Bothma (b. 1988), South African cricketer
  • Michiel Frederick Bothma (b. 1973), South African professional golfer who has played predominantly on the Southern Africa Sunshine Tour
  • Renaldo Bothma (b. 1989), South African-born Namibian rugby union footballer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Bothma Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bothma 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.

    This page was last modified on 28 August 2016 at 00:52.

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