Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Hotty family lived in the parish of Oteley found in the counties of Shropshire, Suffolk and the West Riding of Yorkshire. Hotty is derived from the Old English elements "ote," or "oats" and "leah," meaning "a clearing." CITATION[CLOSE]
Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York, Harper & Row, 1956. Print
Early Origins of the Hotty family
Suffolk where the first record of the family was found in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 as Richard de Otteleye. Kirby's Quest lists "Henry Otleghe, Somerset, Edward III" CITATION[CLOSE]
Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print. (Henry Otleghe held lands in Somerset during the reign of Edward III.)
Later the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 listed Mary Henry Hotlay as living there at that time. CITATION[CLOSE]
Early History of the Hotty family
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Hotty Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Hotty are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Hotty include: Ottley, Otley, Oatley, Oteley, Oatly and others.
Early Notables of the Hotty family (pre 1700)
High Sheriff of Shropshire (1644-1646)...
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Migration of the Hotty family to Ireland
Some of the Hotty family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hotty family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hotty or a variant listed above: Thomas Otley, who is on record in Virginia in 1618; Abraham and Adam Otley, who both arrived in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1641; Darcy Oatly, who was on record in Virginia in 1657.
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