Show ContentsBottelegh History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Bottelegh surname lie with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name Bottelegh began when someone in that family worked as a person who was in charge of the wine cellar, from the Old French translation a bouteiller.

Early Origins of the Bottelegh family

The surname Bottelegh was first found in Oxfordshire, at Botley, a village in the civil parish of North Hinksey. "This parish, originally called Botleigh, comprises 1790 acres. " [1]

Early History of the Bottelegh family

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Bottelegh Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Bottelegh has appeared include Botly, Botley, Botele, Bottelegh, Botheleheye, Botlee and many more.

Early Notables of the Bottelegh family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Bottelegh family

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Bottelegh arrived in North America very early: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.

  1. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print. on Facebook