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The Scottish surname Bothwell comes from a place in Lanarkshire, derived from the Middle English words "bothy," meaning a "small hut," and "well," meaning a "spring," or "stream," or "wyell," which denoted a fishing pool in the river.

Bothwell Early Origins



The surname Bothwell was first found in Lanarkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, possibly even before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D. The earliest record found of the name is of William de Bothvile, who witnessed a grant in Circa 1190-1220. A Rger de Bodevill was a juror on inquisition relating to the lands of Hopkelchoc, in 1259.

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Bothwell Spelling Variations


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Bothwell Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bothwell, Borthwell, Bothwel, Borthwel, Bothewell, Boduel and many more.

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Bothwell Early History


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Bothwell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bothwell research. Another 261 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1347, 1366, 1369, 1342, 1536, 1578, 1617, 1663, 1640, 1644, 1st and 1609 are included under the topic Early Bothwell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bothwell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bothwell Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable among the family at this time was Richard de Botheuile, provost of Aberdeen in 1342; James Hepburn Bothwell (1536-1578), 4th Earl Bothwell, Scottish nobleman, third husband of Mary...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bothwell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bothwell In Ireland


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Bothwell In Ireland



Some of the Bothwell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bothwell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Alexander Bothwell, who landed in New England in 1719
  • David Bothwell settled in Georgia in 1779
  • Alexander Bothwell who settled in Wilmington Del. in 1790

Bothwell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Bothwell settled in New England in 1805
  • John Bothwell, who arrived in America in 1805
  • James Bothwell arrived in Philadelphia in 1828
  • William Bothwell, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1847
  • George Bothwell, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bothwell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Bothwell "Alias Gunn", Scottish convict from Aberdeen, who was transported aboard the "Anna Maria" on October 4, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bothwell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bothwell (post 1700)



  • John H. Bothwell, American Republican politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from Pettis County, 1901-04; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1908, 1928
  • Johnny Bothwell (b. 1919), American Jazz musician and bandleader
  • Dorr Hodgson Bothwell (1902-2000), American artist, designer, and educator
  • James Hepburn Bothwell (1537-1578), Scottish husband of Mary Queen of Scots/nobleman
  • Tim Bothwell (b. 1955), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey player
  • Robert Selkirk Bothwell (b. 1944), Canadian historian, Professor at the University of Toronto

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Obdura adversus urgentia
Motto Translation: Not yielding to provocations.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    2. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    6. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    7. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    11. ...

    The Bothwell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bothwell 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 7 January 2016 at 12:26.

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