The Bookhout family name was first used by descendants of the Pictish people of ancient Scotland
. It is a name for someone who lived in the lands of Buchan in Aberdeenshire
having derived from the Gaelic word for little
Early Origins of the Bookhout family
The surname Bookhout was first found in Aberdeenshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Bookhout family
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Bookhout Spelling Variations
Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations
. In various documents, Bookhout has been spelled Buchan, Buccan, Buckan, Buchane and others.
Early Notables of the Bookhout family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bookhout family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Bookhout Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. John Bookhout U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 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
Contemporary Notables of the name Bookhout (post 1700)
- John Bookhout, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1888 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
The Bookhout 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: Non inferioria secutus
Motto Translation: Not having followed mean pursuits.