Otterson Families of Northeast England

and related lines: Abernethy, Berry, Dix, Garwood, Giles and many others

The lives they touched, 
the paths they trod,
 the times they faced
What you’ll find on this site
Family history, or genealogy, is more than names and dates and places. It’s the story of real people - our own blood - who lived and loved and struggled, sometimes against seemingly insurmountable odds. They were impacted by where they lived as well as the times they lived in. This site records the history of the Otterson families of northeast England and the dozens of families related to them. In paying tribute to them, the site tells the story of:

The People:  See the index of the families and the personal stories profiled on this site

The Places:  Learn of the places where they lived, from great cities to rustic villages and farms

The Times:   Take a glimpse into life from the 1500s to the 1900s, to understand the times in which they livedThe_People.htmlThe_Places.htmlThe_Times.htmlArmed_forces_tribute.htmlshapeimage_4_link_0shapeimage_4_link_1shapeimage_4_link_2

The Otterson Families of Northeast England and related lines                  To share information or comment on this site, contact the webmaster: Michael Otterson

Last updated

July 24, 2013.

Clockwise from top: Crumbling parish church, County Mayo, Ireland; Durham coal mine; DNA suggests Viking connections; video tribute to family members who served in the armed forces; Thomas P. Otterson, three-time mayor of Krebs, Oklahoma; Ships on the River Wear, Sunderland; World War 1 Memorial, France.

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