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The German surname Botts comes from the Middle Low German word "pot," meaning "a pot;" as such, it was likely an occupational name for a potter.

Botts Early Origins



The surname Botts was first found in East Prussia, where the name Pott came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status.

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Botts Spelling Variations


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Botts Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pott, Pot, Potte, Potts, Pottes, Pots, Potes, Pottz, Pottez, Poott, Pootts, Bott, Botts, Botz and many more.

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Botts Early History


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Botts Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Botts research. Another 277 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1502, 1715, and 1744 are included under the topic Early Botts History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Botts Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Botts Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Botts Notables 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:

Botts Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ann Botts, who arrived in Maryland in 1678

Botts Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Rynhard Botts, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1761

Botts Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Botts, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1855
  • William S Botts, who arrived in Pike County, Ind in 1860

Botts Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles Botts arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Porter" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PORTER 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Porter.gif

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Contemporary Notables of the name Botts (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Botts (post 1700)



  • Timothy Botts, noted American calligrapher and illustrator
  • Leila Botts, prominent American environmentalist
  • Jason Carl Botts (b. 1980), American Major League Baseball infielder
  • Michael G. Botts (1944-2005), American drummer
  • John Minor Botts (1802-1869), American nineteenth century politician and lawyer
  • Paul K. Botts, American politician, Representative from Pennsylvania 1st District, 1970
  • John Minor Botts (1802-1869), American politician, Representative from Virginia, 1839-43, 1847-49; Delegate to Virginia State Constitutional Convention, 1850-51
  • James L. Botts, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1924
  • Elizabeth E. Botts, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from District of Columbia, 1948
  • Charles Tyler Botts (1808-1884), American politician, Delegate to California State Constitutional Convention from Monterey District, 1849; District Judge in California, 1850
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PORTER 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Porter.gif

Other References

  1. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
  2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  3. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
  4. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
  5. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
  6. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
  7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  11. ...

The Botts Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Botts 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.

This page was last modified on 7 January 2016 at 12:33.

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