Origins Available: English-Alt
The name of the Otton family is derived from the Old French personal names Odes, Otes, Odon, and Otton. These are all derived from the Old German names "Odo" and "Otto," which literally mean "riches." Occasionally, the name Otton is a local
surname derived from the settlement of Ott in Belgium.
Early Origins of the Otton family
The surname Otton was first found in Cornwall
where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Otton family
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Otton Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Oates, Oats, Otes, Otis, Oaten, Otten, Oadt, Otton, Oton and many more.
Early Notables of the Otton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Otton family to Ireland
Some of the Otton family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Otton family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Greg Oates who settled in Virginia in 1637; Mary Oates settled in Virginia in 1721; George Oates settled in Savannah in 1822; Michael Oat settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1733.
Contemporary Notables of the name Otton (post 1700)
- Brad Otton (b. 1972), former American college football quarterback