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Botsford History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Botsford is a name that was formed by the Anglo-Saxon society of old Britain. The name was thought to have been used for someone who once worked as a coppersmith or a dealer in baterie, which is a term for beaten copper or brassware. The surname Botsford is possibly derived from the Old French word bateor, meaning one who beats, a term which has been applied to a beater of cloth or fuller. The surname may also be a short form of the word orbatour, which means a beater of gold.

Early Origins of the Botsford family


The surname Botsford was first found in Suffolk, at Battisford, a parish in the union and hundred of Bosmere and Claydon. Alternatively, the name could have been derived from Batsford, a parish in the union of Shipston-on-Stour, Upper division of the hundred of Kiftsgate, in the county of Gloucester. Today, Batsford is the site of the Moreton-in-Marsh and Batsford War Memorial which commemorates the village's dead of two World Wars. Batsford has traditionally been the smaller of the two locals with a population of 79 people in the late 1800s while the former Battisford had a population of 520 at that time.

Early History of the Botsford family


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Botsford Spelling Variations


Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Botsford include Batsford, Battisford, Batesford, Bateford, Batesforde, Batisford, Battsford, Batsforde,Botsford, Botsforth and many more.

Early Notables of the Botsford family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Botsford family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Botsford were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Botsford Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Botsford, who settled in Connecticut in 1639

Botsford Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Amos Botsford, and his family, who arrived in Annapolis, Nova Scotia in 1782
  • Mr. Amos Botsford U.E. born in Newton, Connecticut, USA who settled in Westmoreland County, New Brunswick c. 1783 he graduated from Harvard and was a Member of the House Assembly [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Botsford Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Day Botsford, who landed in Canada in 1836
  • John J Botsford, who arrived in Canada in 1841

Contemporary Notables of the name Botsford (post 1700)


  • Horace C. Botsford, American college football head coach
  • Margot Botsford (b. 1947), American lawyer and jurist
  • George Botsford (1874-1949), American composer of ragtime music
  • Keith Botsford (b. 1928), American/European writer, Professor Emeritus at Boston University
  • Antoinette Botsford Ph.D., American storyteller, writer and educator of French-Canadian/Metis heritage
  • Beth Anne Botsford (b. 1981), former backstroke swimmer from the United States, who won two gold medals as a fifteen-year old at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta
  • Earnest Botsford, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Delaware County, 1936 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Charles H. Botsford, American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Bridgeport; Elected 1902 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Charles E. Botsford, American politician, Member of Connecticut State Senate 17th District, 1857 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Carl Botsford, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1904 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Botsford family



RMS Titanic

  • Mr. William Hull Botsford (d. 1912), aged 25, American Second Class passenger from Orange, New Jersey who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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