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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.

Boutwell Early Origins



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 Rger de Bodevill was a juror on inquisition relating to the lands of Hopkelchoc, in 1259.

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Boutwell Spelling Variations


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Boutwell Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bothwell, Borthwell, Bothwel, Borthwel, Bothewell, Boduel and many more.

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Boutwell Early History


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Boutwell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boutwell research. Another 261 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1347, 1366, 1369, 1342, 1536, 1578, 1617, 1663, 1640, 1644, 1st and 1609 are included under the topic Early Boutwell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boutwell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boutwell Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable among the family at this time was Richard de Botheuile, provost of Aberdeen in 1342; James Hepburn Bothwell (1536-1578), 4th Earl Bothwell, Scottish nobleman, third husband of Mary...

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

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Boutwell In Ireland


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Boutwell In Ireland



Some of the Boutwell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) 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:

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 emigrated to the United States, in 1919
  • John Mason Boutwell, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Boutwell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Boutwell (post 1700)



  • Leon "Lo" A. Boutwell (1892-1969), American professional NFL football player
  • Albert Burton Boutwell (1904-1978), American politician, 19th Lieutenant Governor of Alabama
  • George Sewall Boutwell (1818-1905), American statesman, Secretary of the Treasury, eponym of the USCGC Boutwell (WHEC-719)
  • 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 Democrat politician, Member of Alabama State Senate, 1946-58; Lieutenant Governor of Alabama, 1959-63; Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama, 1963-67

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Motto


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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    4. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    5. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    10. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    11. ...

    The Boutwell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boutwell 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 29 January 2016 at 09:40.

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