name Bothun comes from when the family resided in an area with a broad valley, or a hillside
. Bootham is a district near the center of the city of York, North Yorkshire
. Blidworth Bottoms is a hamlet in Nottinghamshire
. Angram Bottoms is a 24 acres biological site near to the village of Angram in the Yorkshire
Dales. Today Pitt Town Bottoms is a historic town and suburb of Sydney, in New South Wales
Early Origins of the Bothun family
The surname Bothun was first found in Norfolk
and North Yorkshire
where one of the first records of the name was Dowe de Bothemes who was listed in the Assize Rolls of 1246. A few years later, Laurence de Biouthom who was listed in 1287 and a de Bothum who was listed in the Feet of Fines of 1303. Just five years later, Richard del Botham was listed in the Court Rolls in the Manor of Wakefield in 1307. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Early History of the Bothun family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bothun research.Another 145 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bothun History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bothun Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Bothun has been recorded under many different variations, including Bottom, Botham, Bootham, Bodham and others.
Early Notables of the Bothun family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Bothun Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
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Migration of the Bothun family to Ireland
Some of the Bothun family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bothun family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Bothun or a variant listed above: John Bottam who settled in Virginia in 1623; John Bottom settled in Virginia in 1623; Richard Bottom settled in Virginia in 1633; Parker Bottom settled in New England
Contemporary Notables of the name Bothun (post 1700)
- Lasse Bothun, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 10th District, 1889-90; Member of South Dakota State Senate 9th District, 1891-92, 1897-98 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html