Boutwell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
- Origins Available:
The Scottish surname Boutwell comes from a place in Lanarkshire, derived from the Middle English words "bothy," meaning a "small hut," and "well," meaning a "spring," or "stream," or "wyell," which denoted a fishing pool in the river."The place name is derived from a 'weyll' or fishpool in the Clyde." 
Another source notes "the name is supposed, by some, to be derived from Both, an eminence, and wall, a castle, terms applied to the parish from the elevated situation of Bothwell Castle above the river Clyde; others derive it from two Celtic words, both, signifying a dwelling, and ael, or hyl, a river, as descriptive of the castle in its contiguity to the river." 
Early Origins of the Boutwell family
The surname Boutwell was first found in Lanarkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, possibly even before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D. The earliest record found of the name is of William de Bothvile, who witnessed a grant in Circa 1190-1220. A Roger de Bodevill was a juror on inquisition relating to the lands of Hopkelchoc, in 1259. 
"As for the antiquity of this name, the first that I have met with is one Arthur Bothwell, of Adam, who was knighted by King James IV., whose son was likewise a knight, called Sir Francis." 
Early History of the Boutwell family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boutwell research. Another 132 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1347, 1366, 1369, 1342, 1536, 1578, 1527, 1593, 1617, 1663, 1640, 1644, 1609 and are included under the topic Early Boutwell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Boutwell Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Bothwell, Borthwell, Bothwel, Borthwel, Bothewell, Boduel and many more.
Early Notables of the Boutwell family (pre 1700)
Notable among the family at this time was Richard de Botheuile, provost of Aberdeen in 1342; and James Hepburn Bothwell (1536-1578), 4th Earl Bothwell, Scottish nobleman, third husband of Mary Queen of Scots
Adam Bothwell (1527?-1593), was Bishop...
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In the United States, the name Boutwell is the 5,460th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. 
Migration of the Boutwell family to Ireland
Some of the Boutwell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 59 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Boutwell migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Boutwell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- James Boutwell, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1638 
- Elizabeth Boutwell, who landed in Maryland in 1658 
Boutwell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Cyrus C. Boutwell, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1905
- Mrs. Harry L. Boutwell, aged 48, who landed in America, in 1907
- Adelia Boutwell, aged 27, who settled in America, in 1908
- Hedley H. Boutwell, aged 22, who immigrated to the United States, in 1919
- John Mason Boutwell, aged 45, who immigrated to the United States, in 1919
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Contemporary Notables of the name Boutwell (post 1700) +
- O. W. Boutwell, American Republican politician, Candidate for Missouri State House of Representatives from Boone County, 1940 
- Henry W. Boutwell, American politician, Member of New Hampshire State Senate 17th District, 1907-08 
- Harvey Lincoln Boutwell (b. 1860), American Republican politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives, 1895-98 
- George Sewall Boutwell (1818-1905), American politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives, 1842-50; Governor of Massachusetts, 1851-53; First U.S. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, 1862 
- Arthur J. Boutwell, American politician, Member of New Hampshire State Senate 9th District, 1911-12 
- Albert Burton Boutwell (1904-1978), American Democratic Party politician, Member of Alabama State Senate, 1946-58; Lieutenant Governor of Alabama, 1959-63; Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama, 1963-67 
- Leon "Lo" A. Boutwell (1892-1969), American professional NFL football player
- George Sewall Boutwell (1818-1905), American statesman, Secretary of the Treasury, eponym of the USCGC Boutwell (WHEC-719)
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The Boutwell Motto +
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Obdura adversus urgentia
Motto Translation: Not yielding to provocations.
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