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The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Ottaway come from when the family resided in the region of Ottway. Ottaway is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the Ottaway family


The surname Ottaway was first found in Westmorland where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Early History of the Ottaway family

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Early History of the Ottaway family


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Ottaway Spelling Variations

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Ottaway Spelling Variations


The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Ottaway has been recorded under many different variations, including Otway, Ottway, Ottaway, Otaway, Otawa and others.

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Early Notables of the Ottaway family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Ottaway family (pre 1700)


Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir John Otway; and Thomas Otway (1652-1685), an English dramatist of the Restoration period, best known for Venice Preserv'd, or...
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Migration of the Ottaway family to Ireland

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Migration of the Ottaway family to Ireland


Some of the Ottaway family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Ottaway family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Ottaway family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ottaway Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Ottaway, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eden" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EDEN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Eden.htm
  • Elizabeth Ottaway, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eden" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EDEN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Eden.htm
  • John Ottaway, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eden" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EDEN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Eden.htm
  • Mary Ann Ottaway, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eden" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EDEN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Eden.htm
  • Alfred Ottaway, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eden" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EDEN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Eden.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ottaway Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Alfred Ottaway, aged 26, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hudson" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ottaway (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ottaway (post 1700)


  • David B. Ottaway, American journalist and a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Life
  • James Ottaway (1908-1999), English actor from Chertsey, Surrey, known for his roles in The Long Good Friday (1980), That'll Be the Day (1973) and Absolution (1978)
  • Scott Ottaway (b. 1972), English drummer and percussionist for the Merseybeat band The Searchers
  • Cuthbert John Ottaway (1850-1878), first captain of the England Association Football team
  • Hugh Ottaway (1925-1979), British writer on concert music
  • Richard Geoffrey James Ottaway (b. 1945), British Conservative politician, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee (2010)

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The Ottaway Motto

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The Ottaway Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Si Deus nobiscum quis contra nos
Motto Translation: If God be with us who can be against us?.


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Citations

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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EDEN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Eden.htm

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