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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.

Ottewell Early Origins



The surname Ottewell was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 A.D.

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Ottewell Spelling Variations


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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.

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Ottewell Early History


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Ottewell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ottewell research. Another 251 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 112 and 1120 are included under the topic Early Ottewell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ottewell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ottewell Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

  • William Ottewell, who arrived in New York in 1796

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 arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ida Zeigler" in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ottewell (post 1700)


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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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Ottewell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ottewell 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.

    This page was last modified on 14 April 2014 at 16:06.

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