Bookhout History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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 or small.

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.

Some of the first records of the family were Ricardus de Buchan, who was clerk of the bishopric of Aberdeen c. 1207-1208 and William de Buchan who held land in Aberdeen in 1281. A few years later, Thomas de Boghan of Edinburghshire rendered homage to King Edward I in 1296. [1]

Important Dates for the Bookhout family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bookhout research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1376, 1369, 1391, 1405, 1436, 1477, 1458, 1446, 1708, 1309, 1272, 1291, 1296, 1296, 1301, 1309, 1720 and 1318 are included under the topic Early Bookhout History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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)

Notable amongst the Clan at this time was Andrew of Buchan (d. 1309?), Bishop of Caithness, former Abbot of the Cistercian abbey of Cupar (Coupar) Angus, to which he had been preferred in 1272. His name appears on the Ragman Rolls as paying homage to Edward at the church of Perth 24 July 1291, and at Berwick-on-Tweed 28 Aug. 1296. He was nominated to the bishoric of Caithness by Pope Boniface VIII, 17 Dec. 1296. "The date of his death is usually given as 1301, but this...
Another 86 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bookhout Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bookhout migration to Canada

The cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name Bookhout:

Bookhout Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. John Bookhout U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bookhout (post 1700)

  • John Bookhout, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1888 [3]

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Citations

  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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