Bootes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Bootes is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. 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.

Early Origins of the Bootes family

The surname Bootes 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.

Early History of the Bootes family

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Bootes Spelling Variations

A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Boot, Boots, Boote, Bootes and others.

Early Notables of the Bootes family (pre 1700)

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United States Bootes migration to the United States +

Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bootes or a variant listed above:

Bootes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Bootes, who landed in Virginia in 1665 [1]
Bootes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Leonard Bootes, aged 13, who immigrated to the United States from Colchester, in 1893
Bootes Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Leonard E. Bootes, aged 24, who settled in America from Colchester, in 1903
  • Infant Bootes, who landed in America, in 1903
  • Ernest Bootes, aged 4, who immigrated to the United States from Colchester, in 1903
  • Elizabeth Bootes, aged 27, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Arthur Bootes, aged 4, who immigrated to America, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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