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The name Otey is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in the parish of Oteley found in the counties of Shropshire, Suffolk and the West Riding of Yorkshire.

Otey Early Origins



The surname Otey was first found in Shropshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Otey Spelling Variations


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Otey Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Otey 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. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Otey include: Ottley, Otley, Oatley, Oteley, Oatly and others.

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Otey Early History


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Otey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Otey research. Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1434, 1716, 1601, 1649, 1643, 1644, 1646, 1626, 1670, 1661 and 1723 are included under the topic Early Otey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Otey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Otey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Sir Francis Ottley (1601-1649), English Royalist knight, military governor of Shrewsbury in 1643 and later High Sheriff of Shropshire (1644-1646)...

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

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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. 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 Otey or a variant listed above:

Otey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Otey, who landed in Virginia in 1724

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Contemporary Notables of the name Otey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Otey (post 1700)



  • Phyllis A. Otey, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1944 (alternate), 1948
  • Peter Johnston Otey (1840-1902), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Virginia 6th District, 1895-1902
  • John E. Otey, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Virginia 8th District, 1996
  • James Otey, American politician, Postmaster at Liberty, Virginia, 1796-97
  • George Otey, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 2004
  • Elizabeth Lewis Otey, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Virginia, 1932
  • E. G. Otey, American Democrat politician, Treasurer of West Virginia Democratic Party, 1964
  • Armistead Otey, American politician, Postmaster at Liberty, Virginia, 1797-1801

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The Otey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Otey 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 13 December 2015 at 08:06.

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