Show ContentsBotteley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The history of the name Botteley dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from a member of the family who worked as a person who was in charge of the wine cellar, from the Old French translation a bouteiller.

Early Origins of the Botteley family

The surname Botteley 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 Botteley family

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Botteley Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Botteley has undergone many spelling variations, including Botly, Botley, Botele, Bottelegh, Botheleheye, Botlee and many more.

Early Notables of the Botteley family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Botteley family

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Botteley were among those contributors: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.

Contemporary Notables of the name Botteley (post 1700) +

  • Gerald Botteley, English chess player, senior British champion in 1994

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