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Where did the German Ottenger family come from? What is the German Ottenger family crest and coat of arms? When did the Ottenger family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Ottenger family history?

Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Ottenger family. The name Ottenger evolved as patronymic from the Germanic personal name Odo, or Ott. In some instances, it was also a local name, derived from a place name.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Otting, Ottingg, Oting, Ottinger, Otingg, Ottyng, Otyng, Ottinng, Otinng, Ottinge, Ottin, Otten, Otin and many more.

First found in Bavaria, where the name Ottenger contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation and later played a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in local social and political affairs.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ottenger research. Another 167 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1813 and 1817 are included under the topic Early Ottenger History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 21 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ottenger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Helmerich Otten, who arrived in New York in 1663; Barbara Otting, age 13, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1738; John Jacob Ottinger, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1761.

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  2. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
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  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
  7. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
  8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  9. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
  10. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
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The Ottenger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ottenger 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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