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Where did the German Bottger family come from? What is the German Bottger family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bottger family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bottger family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Boetticher, Bottcher, Boticher, Boettiger, Boettger, Bottikker, Botikker, Boticker and many more.

First found in Brunswick, Lower Saxony, where the name Botticher contributed greatly to the development of an emerging dukedom which would later play a large role in the tribal and power struggles of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local, social and political affairs.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bottger research. Another 195 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1717, 1682, 1719, 1815, 1870, 1760 and 1835 are included under the topic Early Bottger History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 101 words(7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bottger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bottger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johann Wilhelm Bottger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Johan Matheus Bottger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1772

Bottger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Adolph Bottger, who landed in Mississippi in 1842
  • Joh Berle Bottger, who landed in America in 1843
  • Emilio Bottger, aged 11, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1854
  • Anna Dorothea Bottger, aged 40, landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1854
  • Nina Bottger, aged 18, landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1854

Bottger Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Johannes Bottger, aged 24, arrived in Peru in 1903

Bottger Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Anna Bottger, aged 29, arrived in Quebec in 1868


  • Johann Friedrich Böttger (1682-1719), German ceramist


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  6. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
  7. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  8. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
  9. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
  10. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
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The Bottger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bottger 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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