Ottens History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Ottens family

The surname Ottens was first found in Belgium, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Liege, a province in Belgium, center of Walloon country. Within this province the notable towns are Liege, the capital city, seat of the great cathedral of St.Lambert destroyed in 1794. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

Early History of the Ottens family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ottens research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 170 and 1701 are included under the topic Early Ottens History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ottens Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ottesen, Ottsen, Ottesen, Ottosen, Otzen, Ottsen, Outzen, Otten, Ottens, Oden, Odens, Ottersen and many more.

Early Notables of the Ottens family (pre 1700)

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Ottens Ranking

In Netherlands, the name Ottens is the 874th most popular surname with an estimated 2,298 people with that name. [1]


United States Ottens migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ottens Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Carl Ottens, who settled in Philadelphia in 1857

Contemporary Notables of the name Ottens (post 1700) +

  • Lodewijk Frederik Ottens (1926-2021), Dutch engineer and inventor, best known for inventing the cassette tape
  • Luke Ottens (b. 1976), former Australian rules footballer
  • Brad "Otto" Ottens (b. 1980), former Australian rules footballer


  1. ^ https://forebears.io/netherlands/surnames


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