The name Otingells was brought to England
in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Otingells family lived in Warwickshire.
Early Origins of the Otingells family
The surname Otingells was first found in Warwickshire
at Maxtoke, a parish, in the union of Meriden, Atherstone division of the hundred
of Hemlingford. "
This place, written Machintone in Domesday Book, is therein certified as having woods one mile in length and half a mile in breadth. William de Odingsells, in the reign of Henry III., had a charter of free warren in all his demesne lands here; and his son and successor claimed by prescription, in the reign of Edward I., a court-leet, with gallows, tumbrell, and assize of bread and beer, which were allowed." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Otingells family
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Otingells Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Otingells have been found, including Odingsells, Odingsell, Odingells, Odingell, Odingsleigh, Odingsly, Odingslie, Odingsley and many more.
Early Notables of the Otingells family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Otingells family to Ireland
Some of the Otingells family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Otingells family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland
, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Otingells were among those contributors: Thomas Odingsells who settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1635.