Hotter History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Hotter family

The surname Hotter was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It hold great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

Early History of the Hotter family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hotter research. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1718 and 1719 are included under the topic Early Hotter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hotter Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Otter, Otters, Ottere, Otteres, Otterr, Otterrs, Oter, Oters, Ottar, van Ottar, de Otter and many more.

Early Notables of the Hotter family (pre 1700)

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United States Hotter migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hotter Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Ignaz Hotter, who settled in America in 1796
Hotter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Garret Hotter, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1819
  • Mich. Hotter, who settled in New York, NY in 1870
  • Joseph Hotter, who settled in Baltimore in 1886

Contemporary Notables of the name Hotter (post 1700) +

  • Joseph E. Hotter, American Republican politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly from Milwaukee County 2nd District, 1948 [1]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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