Bowthebay History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Bowthebay family
The surname Bowthebay was first found in Lincolnshire, at Boothby, a parish, in the Higher division of the wapentake of Boothby-Graffo, parts of Kesteven.  Boothby-Pagnell is nearby. The family is "a younger branch of the Barons de Tateshall, descended from Eudo, a foreign noble, living 1086. Boothby was held 13th cent. by Robert de Tateshall, the ancestor of this family Sir Alexander de Boothby had a writ of summons, 1296, to march against the Scots. From this family descend the Baronets Boothby." 
The date 1296 is very significant as this was the year that King Edward I (nicknamed the Hammer of the Scots) conquered Scotland. Like many other nobles of the time, the aforementioned Sir Alexander de Boothby was recruited for his quest.
About the same time, Thomas de Botheby was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 as residing in Lincolnshire. Later, John de Botheby, was rector of Ryton, County Durham in 1312 and Henry Boothby was vicar of Stow-Bardolph, Norfolk in 1497. 
Early History of the Bowthebay family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bowthebay research. Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1696, 1594, 1648, 1660, 1661, 1662, 1949, 1660, 1669, 1669 and 1670 are included under the topic Early Bowthebay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bowthebay Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Boothby, Boothbye, Boothbie, Boothbey and others.
Early Notables of the Bowthebay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bowthebay family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Boothby arrived in New York in 1821.
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The Bowthebay 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: Mors Christi mors mortis mihi
Motto Translation: Christ’s death is to me the death of death.
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- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)