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The Otto surname was created from the Germanic personal name Odo, or Otto. Oddi, is patronymic or plural form of the surname.

Otto Early Origins



The surname Otto was first found in Perugia (Latin: Perusia), the capital city of the region of Umbria in central Italy, crossed by the Tiber River, capital of the province of Perugia. Perusia took part in a rebellion in 295 B. C. and was reduced with the exceptions of the temples Vulcan and Juno. In the 9th century A.D the city was a papal territory but remained true to the Guelphs. Records are found in 1280, when Oddo Oddi was mayor of Parma. From this family came two more mayors in Parma: Ungaro in 1291 and Marolo in 1293. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.

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Otto Spelling Variations


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Otto Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Oddi, Oddo, Odda, Odi, Oddone, Oddoni, Odone, Otto, Oddini, Ottoni, Odino, Ottella, Ottobelli, Ottolino and many more.

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Otto Early History


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Otto Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Otto research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1567, 1818, 1450, 1540, 1526, 1646, 1710, 1667 and 1740 are included under the topic Early Otto History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Otto Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Otto Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Roberto Oderisi, a Neapolitan painter who lived during the 14th century. He worked for King Roberto of Naples and King Charles III, and among surviving works are numerous frescoes in the Church of Santa Maria Incoronata in Naples. Oddo degli Oddi was a physician...

Another 130 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Otto 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Otto Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Heinrich Otto, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1739
  • Mathias Otto, who arrived in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1740
  • John Matthew Otto, who arrived in New York, NY in 1750
  • Nicolaus Christian Otto, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Henrich Otto, aged 20, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Otto Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johannes Otto, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Johannes Otto, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Henry Otto, who landed in Maryland in 1828
  • Elisabeth Otto, who landed in America in 1839
  • Doroth Christiane Otto, aged 37, arrived in America in 1844
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Otto Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charles Otto, who arrived in Michigan in 1902
  • Charles Otto, who settled in Michigan in 1902 with his wife, Alette Swendsen, and their two children

Otto Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Gottfried Otto, who landed in Canada in 1783
  • Mr. Johan Gottlieb Otto U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Otto Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


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Contemporary Notables of the name Otto (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Otto (post 1700)



  • John Clifford Otto (b. 1948), American accountant and politician, Texas State Representative from District 18 (2005-)
  • John Otto (1900-1966), American cyclist at the 1920 Summer Olympics
  • John Otto (1929-1999), American radio talk show host in Buffalo, New York
  • John Otto (1870-1952), the first park custodian at Colorado National Monument
  • John E. Otto (b. 1938), American acting director of the FBI in 1987
  • Michael Everett Otto (b. 1983), American football offensive tackle for the Tennessee Titans (2007-2014)
  • William Tod Otto (1816-1905), American judge
  • Thomas Otto (b. 1938), American engineer, owner and founder of Thor Engineers, Leonia, N.J
  • Michael Damien Otto (b. 1964), New Zealand engineer, public relations adviser and journalist
  • Michael Otto (b. 1943), Polish-born, head of German Otto Group, the world's largest mail order company
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Otto


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Suggested Readings for the name Otto



  • The Trummel Family, 1633-1989 and Related Lines Otto, Gurtner, Ehling by Eleanor Clary.

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Otto Family Crest Products


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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
  2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
  6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  7. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
  8. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
  9. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
  10. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
  11. ...

The Otto Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Otto 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.

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