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Otiwil History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Otiwil is one of the names that was brought to England in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Otiwil family name comes from the Norman given name of Ottiwell.

Early Origins of the Otiwil family


The surname Otiwil was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Otiwil family


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Otiwil Spelling Variations


The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Otiwil has been recorded under many different variations, including Ottiwell, Ottewell, Ottawell, Ottowell, Ottiwill, Ottwell and many more.

Early Notables of the Otiwil family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Otiwil family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Otiwils were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: Thomas Ottawell who arrived in Virginia in 1623; Thomas Ottowell, who came to Virginia in 1624; George Ottawell, who settled in Maryland in 1754; and Bridget Otwell, who settled in New York State in 1853..

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