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The Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain were the first to use the name of Botley. The name had a practical origin since it came from when its initial bearer worked as a person who was in charge of the wine cellar, from the Old French translation a bouteiller.

Botley Early Origins



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

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Botley Spelling Variations


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Botley Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Botley include Botly, Botley, Botele, Bottelegh, Botheleheye, Botlee and many more.

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Botley Early History


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Botley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Botley research. Another 471 words (34 lines of text) covering the years 1279, 1296, 1379, 1500, 1642, 1661, 1663, and 1696 are included under the topic Early Botley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Botley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Botley Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Botley or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Botley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Botley (post 1700)



  • Betty Botley, American producer, known for her work on A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man(1977) and The Darwin Adventure (1972)
  • Dr Paul Botley, British English and Comparative Literary Studies professor at the University of Warwick

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    4. 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.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Botley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Botley 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 17 January 2014 at 08:29.

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