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The roots of the Book surname reach back to the language of the Viking settlers who populated the rugged shores of Scotland in the Medieval era. The Book surname comes from someone having lived in a place noted for the presence of a ridge that formed a boundary between two distinct areas. It comes from a variant of the word boak or balk, of the same meaning. While historians generally agree upon the aforementioned topographical derivation, most believe that this name actually came from the area called Boak in the parish of Kirkholm.

Book Early Origins



The surname Book was first found in Berwickshire an ancient county of Scotland, presently part of the Scottish Borders Council Area, located in the eastern part of the Borders Region of Scotland, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Book Spelling Variations


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Book Spelling Variations



Spelling variations are extremely common among Scottish names dating from this era because the arts of spelling and translation were not yet standardized. Spelling was done by sound, and translation from Gaelic to English was generally quite careless. In different records, Book has been spelled Boag, Boig, Book, Boack, Boge, Bogue, Boak, Bouk, Bouck, Bogues, Bogg, Boggs and many more.

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Book Early History


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Book Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Book research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1546, 1576, 1632, 1683 and are included under the topic Early Book History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Book Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Book Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Book Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Book In Ireland


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Book In Ireland



Some of the Book family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Those who made the voyage were greeted with ample opportunity to acquire land and a political climate far away from the oppressive monarchy of the old country. They settled along the east coast of what would become Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence, those who remained loyal to England traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In this century, many Scots living in North America have begun to recover their rich heritage through festivals, highland games, and Clan societies. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has shown early immigrants bearing the name Book:

Book Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christian Book, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1761

Book Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Book, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1812
  • Ada Fenimore Book, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1896
  • Annie Book, aged 18, who landed in America, in 1896
  • Augustus Book, who settled in America, in 1896

Book Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Barnet Book, aged 20, who landed in America from England, in 1902
  • Dwight Book, aged 39, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • G. M. Book, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • Eva Book, aged 22, who landed in America from Huddersfield, England, in 1914
  • Carl Emil Book, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Book Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Book U.E. born in Germany who settled in Canada c. 1783 settled in Canada during the American Revolution [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Book (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Book (post 1700)



  • William C. Book, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1896
  • Anthony Keith Book (b. 1934), retired English footballer and manager from Bath

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Citations


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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  2. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  7. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  8. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  9. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Book Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Book 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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