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The name Ottey is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family lived in the parish of Oteley found in the counties of Shropshire, Suffolk and the West Riding of Yorkshire.

Ottey Early Origins



The surname Ottey was first found in Shropshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Ottey Spelling Variations


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Ottey Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Ottey family name include Ottley, Otley, Oatley, Oteley, Oatly and others.

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Ottey Early History


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Ottey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ottey research. Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1434, 1716, 1601, 1649, 1643, 1644, 1646, 1626, 1670, 1661 and 1723 are included under the topic Early Ottey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ottey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ottey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Sir Francis Ottley (1601-1649), English Royalist knight, military governor of Shrewsbury in 1643 and later High Sheriff of Shropshire (1644-1646)...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ottey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Ottey surname or a spelling variation of the name include :

Ottey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Ottey, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1682

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ottey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ottey (post 1700)



  • Milton Bruce "Milt" Ottey (b. 1959), Jamaican-born, retired Canadian high jumper, eight-time national champion
  • Merlene Joyce Ottey (b. 1960), Jamaican-born Slovenian track athlete who has won nine gold medals, eleven silver medals and sixteen bronze medals

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Ottey Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. 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. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    11. ...

    The Ottey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ottey 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 13 December 2015 at 08:06.

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