Botta History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Botta family

The surname Botta was first found in Cremona a city in Lombardy, capital of the province of Cremona. Founded by the Romans in 218 it has a checkered history. Virgil studied here. The finest building is the cathedral in the Lombard Romanesque style. It was started in 1107. There are many frescos from the 16th century. It was Austrian in 1814, but became a part of Italy in 1859. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.

Early History of the Botta family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Botta research. Another 100 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1090, 1103, 1477, 1535, 1605, 1658, 1740, 1698, 1778, 1445, 1510 and 1485 are included under the topic Early Botta History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Botta Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Botta, Botto, Botti, Boto, Bota and others.

Early Notables of the Botta family (pre 1700)

Prominent among bearers of this family in early times was Biagio Betti (1535-1605), an Italian painter of the Renaissance period; Rinaldo Botti (1658-1740), an Italian painter in the Baroque period, a pupil of Jacopo Chiavistelli; and Gaudenzio Botti (1698-1778), an Italian painter of...
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United States Botta migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Botta Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Wilhelm Botta, who arrived in Texas in 1846 [1]
  • Dominique Botta, aged 27, who landed in New York, NY in 1847 [1]
  • John B Botta, who landed in Mississippi in 1850 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Botta (post 1700) +

  • Anne C. Lynch Botta (1815-1891), American poet and teacher
  • Mario Botta (b. 1943), Italian (Swiss born)architect
  • Carlo Giuseppe Guglielmo Botta (1766-1837), Italian historian
  • Pierre-Paul Botta, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [2]
  • Paul Émile Botta, French archaeologist and government official
  • Emil Botta (1911-1977), Romanian poet, essayist and actor

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Pierre-Paul Botta. Retrieved from on Facebook
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