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Botterill is one of the many new names that came to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Botterill family lived in Cornwall. The family name originated in the village of Bottereaux, Normandy. Up until the 12th century, the name was frequently listed as De Boterillis but the family bore the same Arms. One of the first records of the name was Geoffry Boterel, brother of Alan, Count of Pentievre as listed in 1080. His son Hamon was father to William Botterill again mentioned in England in 1130. This William married Alice, a co-heir of Robert Corbet and through the family the Earl of Cornwall was descended.

Botterill Early Origins



The surname Botterill was first found in Cornwall. However, there is records of Aston Botterell, which is a village and small civil parish in Shropshire, and according to the 2001 census it had a population of 74. During the reign of Henry III, it held the rank of a market town. "This place derives the adjunct to its name from the family of Botterell, by whom the manor was held under the earls of Arundel in the reign of Henry III." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The manor at that time belonging to the family of the Botterells. The parish of Minster in Cornwall is of some early significance to the family. "This parish, which is situated on the shore of the Bristol Channel, and includes a portion of the small sea-port of Boscastle, was distinguished for a castle built by the family of Bottreaux in the reign of Henry I., of which nothing but the site remains." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Continuing "In the grounds of Worthyvale is a stone bearing some rudely-sculptured characters, brought from Slaughter Bridge, in the neighbourhood, and supposed to commemorate a battle fought near that place, in 525, between the Britons and the Saxons, in which King Arthur is said to have been mortally wounded." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Botterill Spelling Variations


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Botterill Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Botterill, Bottreaux, Boterel, Boterell, Botterell, Botereus and many more.

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Botterill Early History


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Botterill Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Botterill research. Another 645 words (46 lines of text) covering the years 1130, 1147, 1155, 1193, 1197, 1198, 1203, 1273, 1273, 1277, 1302, 1500, 1672, 1337, 1391, 1367, 1395, 1389, 1462, 1415 and 1643 are included under the topic Early Botterill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Botterill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Botterill Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was William Boterell, a prominent 13th century landholder in Shropshire; William de Botreaux (1337-1391),1st Baron Botreaux, a prominent English West-Country baron; William...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Botterill Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Botterill In Ireland


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Botterill In Ireland



Some of the Botterill family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Botterill Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Botterill, who arrived in Ontario in 1846

Botterill Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Botterill, a tailor, arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832

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Contemporary Notables of the name Botterill (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Botterill (post 1700)



  • William Botterill (1820-1903), English founder of William Botterill and Son, a Kingston upon Hull architectural practice in 1851
  • Joseph Botterill (1862-1920), Australian politician, Liberal Union member of the South Australian Legislative Council from 1915 to 1920
  • Michael Botterill (b. 1980), Canadian former CFL football linebacker from Belleville, Ontario who played from 2003 to 2008
  • Jennifer Botterill OM (b. 1979), Canadian eight-time gold medalist and four-time silver medalist ice hockey player for Canadian national women's hockey team
  • Cal Botterill (b. 1947), Canadian sports psychologist who played for the Canada men's national ice hockey team from 1967 to 1969
  • Jason N. Botterill (b. 1976), Canadian former NHL ice hockey player for the Dallas Stars, current Assistant General Manager for the Pittsburgh Penguins
  • George Steven Botterill (b. 1949), British chess player, writer and philosopher who won the 1974 British Championship at Clacton
  • Joyce Botterill (1939-2015), birth name of Judy Carne, an English actress best remembered for the phrase "Sock it to me!" on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

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Citations


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Citations



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

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  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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The Botterill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Botterill Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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