Ottesen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Ottesen family

The surname Ottesen 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 Ottesen family

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

Ottesen 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 Ottesen family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Ottesen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Ottesen migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ottesen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jacob Ottesen, who settled in Baltimore in 1805
  • Bergitte Ottesen, who settled in New Orleans in 1855
  • Margrete J. Ottesen, who settled in New Orleans in 1855

Contemporary Notables of the name Ottesen (post 1700) +

  • Realf Ottesen (1859-1927), American Lutheran minister
  • Jacob Aall Ottesen (1825-1904), Norwegian American Lutheran minister
  • Elise Ottesen (1886-1973), Norwegian-Swedish sex educator, journalist
  • Jeanette Ottesen (b. 1987), Danish swimmer
  • Janove Ottesen (b. 1975), Norwegian musician
  • Lasse Ottesen (b. 1974), former Norwegian ski jumper
  • Sölvi Ottesen (b. 1984), Icelandic football defender
  • Camilla Ottesen (b. 1972), Danish television presenter


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