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Botkin Family History

Botkin Name Meaning
Probably an altered spelling of the English surnames Bodkin or Batkin. The first is from Middle English bodkin, bodekin ‘dagger’, ‘short pointed weapon’, and hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of such weapons; the second is a pet form of the personal name Bate, itself a reduced form of Bartholomew. RW.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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13,851 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,595 Military Records
505 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Botkin Families

  • Number of Botkin families
     31 - 59
     11 - 30
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Botkin families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Botkin last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Botkin Family Origin

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Botkin Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Botkin

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Botkin Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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