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Booker is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is a name for a dealer or maker of books, or anyone whose affairs were otherwise concerned with books. The distinguished name Booker is derived from the Old English boker.

Booker Early Origins



The surname Booker was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Booker Spelling Variations


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Booker Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Booker, Boocker, Bouker and others.

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Booker Early History


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Booker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Booker research. Another 237 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1250 and 1273 are included under the topic Early Booker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Booker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Booker Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Booker Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Booker or a variant listed above:

Booker Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Michael Booker, who landed in Virginia in 1622
  • Edward Booker, who landed in Virginia in 1648
  • Marg Booker, who landed in Virginia in 1650
  • Margarett Booker, who arrived in Virginia in 1654
  • Margaret Booker settled in Virginia in 1654 with her daughter, Mary
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Booker Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Booker, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
  • Benjeeman Booker, aged 13, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1735
  • Cristan Booker, aged 10, landed in Pennsylvania in 1735
  • Cristana Booker, aged 35, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1735
  • Hans Booker, aged 54, landed in Pennsylvania in 1735
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Booker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Booker, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1802
  • J B Booker, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

Booker Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Booker arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Cresswell" in 1856

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Contemporary Notables of the name Booker (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Booker (post 1700)



  • Christopher Scott Booker (b. 1976), Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Cory Anthony Booker (b. 1969), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, 2006-; Defeated, 2002; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 2008
  • Corinne Booker, American Democrat politician, Associate Chair of West Virginia Democratic Party, 1945
  • Circero B. Booker Jr., American politician, Independent Candidate for Connecticut State Senate 15th District, 2008
  • Christopher Booker, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Missouri State House of Representatives from Camden County, 1964
  • Brian Booker, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 112th District, 2002, 2004
  • Mrs. A. S. Booker, American Democrat politician, Member of Democratic National Committee from West Virginia, 1940-44
  • G. R. Booker, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1940
  • George Booker, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1860
  • George William Booker (1821-1883), American politician, Representative from Virginia 4th District, 1869-71
  • ... (Another 20 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Booker


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Suggested Readings for the name Booker



  • The Bucher/Booker Family, 1686-1990 by Charles Lee Booker.

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Motto


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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: Ad coelum tendit
Motto Translation: He directs his course towards heaven


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Booker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Booker 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.

    This page was last modified on 1 January 2016 at 15:25.

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