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When the ancestors of the Boote family arrived in England following the Norman Conquest of 1066, they brought their name with them. It is a name for a maker or seller of boots. Further research showed the name was derived from the Old English word bote, which means boot.

Boote Early Origins



The surname Boote 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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Boote Spelling Variations


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Boote Spelling Variations



Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Boot, Boots, Boote, Bootes and others.

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Boote Early History


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Boote Early History



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

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Boote Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boote Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Boote 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



To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Boote or a variant listed above:

Boote Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joann Boote, who arrived in Virginia in 1652
  • Tho Boote, who arrived in Virginia in 1662
  • Richard Boote, who landed in Maryland in 1678

Boote Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Boote, English convict from Chester, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817

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Contemporary Notables of the name Boote (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Boote (post 1700)



  • George Boote (1878-1930), English football goalkeeper who played from 1901 to 1906
  • Henry Ernest Boote (1865-1949), Australian editor, journalist, propagandist, poet, and fiction writer
  • Robert Boote, American philosopher and professor in the Department of Philosophy, University of Michigan
  • Charles Boote, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817

Other References

  1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. 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.
  4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  6. 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).
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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The Boote Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boote 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 23 March 2015 at 09:59.

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