Hotterwell is a name that first reached England
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. It comes from the Norman given name of Ottiwell
Early Origins of the Hotterwell family
The surname Hotterwell was first found in Cheshire
where they held a family seat
after the Norman Conquest
in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Hotterwell family
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Hotterwell Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hotterwell include Ottiwell, Ottewell, Ottawell, Ottowell, Ottiwill, Ottwell and many more.
Early Notables of the Hotterwell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hotterwell family to the New World and Oceana
at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Hotterwells to arrive on North American shores: Thomas Ottawell who arrived in Virginia in 1623; Thomas Ottowell, who came to Virginia in 1624; George Ottawell, who settled in Maryland in 1754; and Bridget Otwell, who settled in New York State in 1853..