The Bottsford family name dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. The name comes from when an early member worked as a coppersmith or a dealer in baterie
, which is a term for beaten copper or brassware. The surname Bottsford is possibly derived from the Old French word bateor
, meaning one who beats
, a term which has been applied to a beater of cloth or fuller. The surname may also be a short form of the word orbatour
, which means a beater of gold
Early Origins of the Bottsford family
The surname Bottsford was first found in Suffolk
, at Battisford, a parish in the union and hundred
of Bosmere and Claydon. Alternatively, the name could have been derived from Batsford, a parish in the union of Shipston-on-Stour, Upper division of the hundred of Kiftsgate, in the county of Gloucester. Today, Batsford is the site of the Moreton-in-Marsh and Batsford War Memorial which commemorates the village's dead of two World Wars. Batsford has traditionally been the smaller of the two locals with a population of 79 people in the late 1800s while the former Battisford had a population of 520 at that time.
Early History of the Bottsford family
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Bottsford Spelling Variations
Bottsford has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Bottsford have been found, including Batsford, Battisford, Batesford, Bateford, Batesforde, Batisford, Battsford, Batsforde,Botsford, Botsforth and many more.
Early Notables of the Bottsford family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bottsford family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Bottsfords to arrive on North American shores:
Bottsford Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John Bottsford, who settled in Maryland in 1753
Contemporary Notables of the name Bottsford (post 1700)
- Daniel Bottsford, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Newtown, 1835 CITATION[CLOSE]
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