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
Cheshire where they held a family seat after the Norman Conquest of England 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, Australia, 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
Ottewell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Ottewell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Ottewell (post 1700)
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