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Otingsell is a name that was carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Otingsell family lived in Warwickshire.

Otingsell Early Origins



The surname Otingsell 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." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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Otingsell Spelling Variations


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Otingsell 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 Otingsell include Odingsells, Odingsell, Odingells, Odingell, Odingsleigh, Odingsly, Odingslie, Odingsley and many more.

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Otingsell Early History


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Otingsell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Otingsell research. Another 164 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 113 and 1130 are included under the topic Early Otingsell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Otingsell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Otingsell Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Otingsell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Otingsell In Ireland


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Otingsell In Ireland



Some of the Otingsell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In England 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 Otingsells to arrive on North American shores: Thomas Odingsells who settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1635.

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