Ottinger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancestral home of the Ottinger family was in the German state of Bavaria. Ottinger is a local name for a person who lived in Bavaria, where the name Otting contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation, and later played a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area.
Early Origins of the Ottinger family
The surname Ottinger was first found in Bavaria, where the name Ottinger contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation and later played a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in local social and political affairs.
Early History of the Ottinger family
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Ottinger Spelling Variations
In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Ottinger include Otting, Ottingg, Oting, Ottinger, Otingg, Ottyng, Otyng, Ottinng, Otinng, Ottinge, Ottin, Otten, Otin and many more.
Early Notables of the Ottinger family (pre 1700)
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Ottinger migration to the United States +
Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Ottinger or a variant listed above:
Ottinger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Heinrich Ottinger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752 
- John Christian Ottinger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 
- John Jacob Ottinger, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1761
Ottinger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- L Ottinger, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 
Contemporary Notables of the name Ottinger (post 1700) +
- Leonora von Ottinger, American silent film and stage actress
- Richard Lawrence Ottinger (b. 1929), prominent American lawyer, former member of the United States House of Representatives
- Ulrike Ottinger, German filmmaker
- L D Ottinger (b. 1938), former NASCAR driver
- Albert Ottinger (1878-1938), New York politician of the Republican Party
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)