Mary Ann Otter

Walkeringham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Otter was born in 1864, in Walkeringham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Francis Otter, was 39 and her mother, Elizabeth Dowling, was 39. She lived in Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom in 1871.

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Nathaniel Clayton
Mary Ann Otter

Spouse and Children

    Nathaniel Clayton



Parents and Siblings


    Elizabeth Dowling




    Richard Otter


    Emma Otter


    Betsy Otter




World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 16

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 20

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 40

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Name Meaning

1 English, German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for an otter hunter, or nickname for someone supposedly resembling an otter, from Middle English, Middle High German oter, Middle Dutch otter, German Otter ‘otter’. The Jewish surname can be ornamental.2 English: from the late Old English personal name Ohthere, a borrowing of Old Norse Óttar, composed of the elements ótti ‘fear’, ‘dread’ + herr ‘army’. In Scotland the Old Norse name is the source.3 French: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements aud, od ‘wealth’ + hari, heri ‘army’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Ann Otter in household of Francis Otter, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • 1891 England Census
  • 1871 England Census

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