Botma History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
- Origins Available:
Early Origins of the Botma family
The surname Botma 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 Botma family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Botma research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1610 is included under the topic Early Botma History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Botma 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 Botma family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Botma Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Botma family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: those recorded from the mid 17th century onward in the great migration from Europe to the New World.