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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. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    11. ...

    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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