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Otto Family HistoryRecorded as Otto, Odo, Odda, and patronymics Odson, Odeson, Otheson, Otson, Ottosen, Ottoson, and possibly others, this is a surname that in various ways has been recorded in England since 1066 but is probably of early Scandanvian - Viking origins. It translates as "wealth," and was originally as Oda and Otto a personal name that was hereditary within the Saxon royal family of Germany. It was also the name of Otto, the half brother of Duke William of Normandy, the future William 1st of England, and later known as The Conqueror.
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