The name Ottewell was brought to England
in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066. Ottewell is based on the Norman given name of Ottiwell
Early Origins of the Ottewell family
The surname Ottewell was first found in Cheshire
where they held a family seat
after the Norman Conquest
in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Ottewell family
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Ottewell Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Ottewell were recorded, including Ottiwell, Ottewell, Ottawell, Ottowell, Ottiwill, Ottwell and many more.
Early Notables of the Ottewell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ottewell family to the New World and Oceana
The unstable environment in England
at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland
, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Ottewell arrived in North America very early:
Ottewell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- William Ottewell, who arrived in New York in 1796 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Ottewell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Mary Lois Ottewell, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Derby, England, in 1918
- Elias James Ottewell, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States from Burton on Trent, England, in 1924
- Lydia Ottewell, aged 31, who settled in America from Burton on Trent, England, in 1924
Ottewell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Samuel Ottewell, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ida Zeigler" in 1863
Contemporary Notables of the name Ottewell (post 1700)
- Sidney "Sid" Ottewell (1919-2012), English professional footballer
- Ben Ottewell (b. 1969), English singer-songwriter, recipient of the Mercury Music Award Prize in 1998