Booher History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Booher is derived from the Middle High German word "bur," meaning 'a small dwelling or building'. The word came to mean 'neighbor' or 'fellow citizen.' Alternatively, the word "boer" could have been derived from the Dutch word for 'farmer.' The prefix "de" denotes 'of' or 'the' and was often used to confirm a clan-like relationship in the family.

Early Origins of the Booher family

The surname Booher was first found in the Netherlands.

Early History of the Booher family

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Booher Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: DeBeor, Debeer, De Beer, De Boer and others.

Early Notables of the Booher family (pre 1700)

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Booher Ranking

In the United States, the name Booher is the 5,719th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]

Migration of the Booher family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Beertje DeBoer, age 44, who came to Baltimore, MD in 1847, Hendrikus DeBoer, age 29, who came to New Orleans in 1853, K.H. DeBoer, who arrived in New York City in 1847, as well as Pieter DeBoer, who came to New York City in 1648..


Contemporary Notables of the name Booher (post 1700) +

  • Deanna "Dee" Booher (1948-2022), American actress, professional wrestler and roller derby skater, known by her ring name Queen Kong, known for her roles on Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, Brainsmasher... A Love Story and Spaceballs
  • Darwin L. Booher (b. 1942), American politician, Member of the Michigan Senate (2011-)
  • Joe Booher (1941-1993), American NASCAR Winston Cup Series and Goody's Dash driver
  • Dianna Booher (b. 1948), American author, consultant, and keynote speaker on the topic of business communication
  • Charles Ferris Booher (1848-1921), American lawyer and politician, U.S. Representative from Missouri in 1889, and 1907-21
  • Thomas E. Booher, American politician, Representative from Indiana 10th District, 1956 [2]
  • Jay C. Booher, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1900 [2]
  • Charles Ferris Booher (1848-1921), American Democratic Party politician, Presidential Elector for Missouri, 1880; U.S. Representative from Missouri 4th District, 1889, 1907-21 [2]
  • Bill Booher, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1956 [2]


The Booher Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Pro Deo, Rege et Patria
Motto Translation: For our God, our King, and country.


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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