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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Botts

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Botts
See Bots.

Possibly a modification of Scottish Gaelic boiteag 'maggot'

  1. The disease caused by the maggots of the horse bot fly when they infect the stomach of a horse.
  2. (by extension) Infection by gadfly maggots under the skin of cows, or by sheep maggots in the frontal sinus of sheep.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Botts

Mike Botts was a musician. He plays Drum kit and Percussion instrument. Mike was given the name Michael Gene Botts on December 8th, 1944 in Oakland, California. He breathed his last breath on December 9th, 2005.


John Minor Botts was a Chairman of the Committee on Military Affairs, Member of the Virginia House of Delegates from Henrico County, Chairman of theCommittee on Military Affairs, and Member of theVirginia House of DelegatesfromHenrico County. John was born on September 16th, 1802 in Dumfries, Virginia. He breathed his last breath on January 8th, 1869.


Jason Botts is a baseball player for the Grand Prairie Airhogs. Jason was born on July 26th, 1980 in Paso Robles, California.


Lee was born in 1928 in Kansas. Lee is also known as Botts and Leila.



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Popularity of Botts as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Botts U.S.
  White 84.46% 64.26%
  African American 9.10% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.59% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.66% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.20% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.99% 16.26%

Of Last Name Botts

People with the last name Botts are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Botts

  • How Popular is the name Botts? As a last name Botts was the 7,274th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Botts first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Botts is Thursday, March 31st, 1904.
  • How unique is the name Botts? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Botts. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Botts: Your name in reverse order is Sttob. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Bttso. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Botts? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,582 people with the last name Botts.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Botts? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Botts as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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