Origins Available: Dutch, English
England in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. Other is based on the Scandinavian given name Ottur. When used as a surname Otter indicates that the father of the original bearer was named Ottur.
Early Origins of the Other family
Huntingdon where they held a family seat from very ancient times, and are believed to be descended from the celebrated Castellan of Windsor, William FitzOther, son of Otherus, the Duke of Lombardy, the great Norman land owner at the time of the Conquest, who was also scion of the Fitzgeralds, the Gerards and the Windsors. The Clan proliferated in east Yorkshire, Nottingham, Lincoln and Derby.
Early History of the Other family
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Other Spelling Variations
hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Other were recorded, including Other, Others, Otter, Otters, Ottyr, Otre, Otir, Oter, Oder, Othyr, FitzOther and many more.
Early Notables of the Other family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Other family to the New World and Oceana
The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Other arrived in North America very early:
Other Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Other Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Other Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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