Origins Available: German
The German state of Prussia
, which reached the zenith of its power in the late 19th century, is the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Boet. In the medieval era, after the fall of the Roman Empire
, the German lands were inhabited by a variety of Barbarian tribes. The borders of the Barbarian kingdoms changed frequently, but the region that became known as Prussia
was roughly divided between the areas of Brandenburg-Prussia
, West Prussia
, and East Prussia
. The colorful history of Prussia
provides a glimpse at the oldest origins of the Boet family. Brandenburg-Prussia
is essentially the birthplace of modern Germany
. By the 19th century, Brandenburg-Prussia
had incorporated East Prussia
, West Prussia
and many other German territories. Moreover, in the late 19th century, it led the German states in the unification of Germany.
Early Origins of the Boet family
The surname Boet was first found in Prussia
, where the name Butt was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.
Early History of the Boet family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boet research.Another 70 words (5 lines of text) covering the year 1802 is included under the topic Early Boet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Boet Spelling Variations
In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians
spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations
of the name Boet include Butt, Butte, But, Bute
, Bott, Botte, Bot, Bote, Boet, Boett, Boette, Boete, Buett, Buet, Buete and many more.
Early Notables of the Boet family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boet family to the New World and Oceana
played an extremely influential role in shaping modern German history. It remained a part of Germany
until after the Second World War. Prussia
was divided among the Soviet Union
, Poland, East Germany
and West Germany
. Many Prussians became residents of these new countries after the War, and many migrated to other parts of Germany
or Europe, as well as to North America. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly to Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Boet were Richard But who arrived in New England
in 1662; Hans Hendrick Bott who is recorded as having arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743; Johann Peter who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753.