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The ancient roots of the Ott family are found in the German state of Bavaria. The Ott surname, was a local name, for someone who lived in Bavaria, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging medieval society. The name Ott evolved from the Old German personal name Ott, a name of Emperors, made famous by Otto the Great (912-973), Holy Roman emperor.

Ott Early Origins



The surname Ott was first found in Bavaria, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

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Ott Spelling Variations


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Ott Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Ott include Ott, Otte, Ottel, Oettel, Oettle, Oettli, Otts, Ot and many more.

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Ott Early History


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Ott Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ott research. Another 238 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1563, 1743, 1755, 1788, 1792, and 1840 are included under the topic Early Ott History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ott Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ott Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ott Notables 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



German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Ott surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Ott Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Ott, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Philip Ott arrived in Philadelphia in 1732
  • Philip Ott, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Lisabeth Ott, who arrived in Carolina in 1734
  • Carl Sigismund Ott came to Georgia in 1734
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ott Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Yecherish Ott, aged 27, landed in Missouri in 1844
  • Christophe Ott, aged 53, arrived in Missouri in 1845
  • Johann Ott, aged 42, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1845
  • Gottfried Ott, aged 29, landed in New York, NY in 1848
  • Christian Ott, aged 25, landed in Missouri in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ott Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Jacob Ott, aged 38, arrived in New York, NY in 1902
  • Emilie Ott, aged 8, arrived in New York, NY in 1902
  • Karolina Ott, aged 9, arrived in New York, NY in 1902
  • Magdalena Ott, aged 35, landed in New York, NY in 1902
  • Maria Ott, aged 3, arrived in New York, NY in 1902

Ott Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Jacob Ott U.E. (b. 1763) born in Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA who settled in Ancaster Township, Wentworth County [Ancaster], Ontario c. 1784 married to Barbara Zavitz having 1 child, he died in 1848 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ott (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ott (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Edward Stanley Ott (1893-1982), American Commanding General Artillery XV Corps (1943-1945)
  • Lynfield George Ott, American artist
  • David Ott (b. 1947), American composer of classical music
  • Heinrich Ott (1894-1962), German physicist
  • Harry Ott (b. 1933), East German Ambassador to the USSR (1974-81), and the Permanent Representative to the United Nations (1982-)
  • Major General Eugen Ott (1889-1977), German ambassador to Japan (1938-1942), Military attaché to Japan (1934-1938)
  • Steve Ott (b. 1982), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey player
  • Mirjam Ott (b. 1972), Swiss Olympic Curling Team skip

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Suggested Readings for the name Ott


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Suggested Readings for the name Ott



  • Utt-Ventures: a Genealogy and History of the Ott-Utt Family in America, 1742-1982 by Claire Utt.

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Ott Family Crest Products


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Citations


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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
  3. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
  6. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
  10. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
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The Ott Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ott 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.

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