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An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2014

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Where did the English Boone family come from? What is the English Boone family crest and coat of arms? When did the Boone family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Boone family history?

Today's generation of the Boone family bears a name that was brought to England by the migration wave that was started by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Boone family lived in Sussex. Their name, however, does not refer to that area, but to their former place of residence, the town of Bohun, in the French maritime department of La Manche, in western Normandy.

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Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Boone include Bohon, Bohun, Bone, Boon, Boone, Bohan, Bound and many more.

First found in Sussex, where they had been granted lands by King William after the Norman Conquest in 1066.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boone research. Another 311 words(22 lines of text) covering the years 1176, 1220, 1st , 1215, 1275, 1st , 1298, 1342, 1373, 1368, 1394, 1587, 1660, 1645, 1699 and 1698 are included under the topic Early Boone History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 247 words(18 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boone Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Boone family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 137 words(10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Boones to arrive on North American shores:

Boone Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century


  • Jo Boone, aged 12, arrived in Barbados in 1635
  • Win Boone, who landed in Virginia in 1642
  • Geo Boone, who landed in Virginia in 1652
  • Mar Boone, who landed in Virginia in 1652
  • Mary Boone, who arrived in Virginia in 1653


Boone Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • George Boone, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1717
  • Adam Boone, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1760
  • Jacob Boone, who arrived in North Carolina in 1763
  • Fredrick Sayan Boone, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1795
  • Jon Hendrick Bearin Boone, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1795

Boone Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • James Boone settled in Philadelphia in 1820
  • Gertrude Boone, aged 1, arrived in Michigan in 1846
  • Cornelius Boone, aged 28, arrived in Michigan in 1846
  • Egbert Boone, who arrived in America in 1847
  • Emanuel Boone, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850


Boone Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • Alois Boone, who arrived in Boston in 1906

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  • Daniel Boone (1734-1820), pioneer, one of the most famous frontiersman in American history
  • Joel Thompson Boone, American Medal of Honor recipient, eponym of the USS Boone (FFG-28)
  • Charles Eugene Patrick "Pat" Boone (b. 1934), American singer, Academy Award nominee
  • John William "Blind" Boone (1864-1927), American pianist and composer of ragtime music
  • Richard Allen Boone (1917-1981), American actor, best know for his starring role in the TV series Have Gun - Will Travel
  • Brigadier-General Milton Orme Boone (1891-1985), American Commanding General California Quartermaster Depot (1942-1946)
  • Aaron John Boone (b. 1973), American Major League Baseball player
  • Robert Raymond Boone (b. 1947), former catcher and manager in Major League Baseball


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  • Boon (also Boone) Genealogy, 1984 by Rupert Farham Thompson.
  • Boone, Eller, Sledge, Vaughn and Related Families by Jesse H. Boone.
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  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Boone Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boone Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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