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The name Boot came to England with the ancestors of the Boot family in the Norman Conquest in 1066. The surname Boot is for a maker or seller of boots. Further research showed the name was derived from the Old English word bote, which means boot.

Boot Early Origins



The surname Boot was first found in Berkshire, where they had been granted manor and lands by Duke William of Normandy after the Norman Conquest for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. They were originally from Buat a castle near Falais in Normandy.

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Boot Spelling Variations


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Boot Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Boot, Boots, Boote, Bootes and others.

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Boot Early History


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Boot Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boot research. Another 206 words (15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boot History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boot Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boot Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Boot 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Boot or a variant listed above were:

Boot Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Francis Boot, who arrived in Virginia in 1623
  • Francis Boot, who landed in Virginia in 1623
  • Joanne Boot who settled in Virginia in 1652

Boot Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Boot, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1728

Boot Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Harriet Boot, who arrived in New York in 1840
  • M Boot, aged 36, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847
  • Arie, Boot Jr., who landed in Iowa in 1849
  • Arie, Jr Boot, who arrived in Iowa in 1849
  • Mrs. Arie Boot, who landed in Iowa in 1853
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Boot (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Boot (post 1700)



  • Max Boot (b. 1969), American author, consultant, editorialist, lecturer, and military historian
  • Lorenzo Boot, American politician, Mayor of Brigham City, Utah, 1953
  • John Campbell Boot KBE (1889-1956), 2nd Baron Trent, English businessman and philanthropist who expanded the Boots Company into a major national company
  • Edmund "Eddie" Boot (1915-1999), English professional footballer
  • Charles Boot (1851-1931), English creator and builder of Pinewood Studios
  • Henry Albert Howard "Harry" Boot, English physicist with the Royal Naval Scientific Service
  • Henry Boot (1851-1931), English builder, eponym of the Henry Boot corporation
  • John Boot (1815-1860), English founder of Boots the Chemists
  • Vernon Patrick "Pat" Boot (1914-1947), New Zealand middle distance runner
  • Jesse Boot (1850-1931), 1st Baron Trent, transformed The Boots Company, founded by his father into a national retailer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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    The Boot Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boot 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 12 November 2015 at 10:48.

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