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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 [1]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

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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



  1. ^ 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)

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. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  6. 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.
  7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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