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Botten Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of buttons, from Old French bo(u)ton ‘knob’, ‘lump’. English: possibly a topographic name for someone who lived in a valley, from Old Norse botn ‘valley bottom’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example Botton in Lancashire or Botton Cross in North Yorkshire. Norwegian: habitational name from any of various farms named Botn, Botten, or Botnen, from Old Norse botn ‘small valley’, ‘valley end’. Compare Botner.

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


Similar surnames: Otter, Botte, Button, Cotten, Otten, Holten, Osten, Bolten, Doten

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Botten Family Origin

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Botten Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Keeping House

    14%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Coal Miner

    5%

In 1880, the most common Botten occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Botten's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Botten family was Coal Miner. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Botten.

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