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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.

Ottinger Early Origins



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.

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Ottinger Spelling Variations


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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.

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Ottinger Early History


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Ottinger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ottinger research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1813 and 1817 are included under the topic Early Ottinger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ottinger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ottinger Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ottinger 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



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ottinger (post 1700)


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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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    3. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    4. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    5. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    7. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    8. 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).
    9. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Ottinger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ottinger 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 27 May 2016 at 20:33.

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