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The Booth family name dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name comes from when an early member worked as a herdsman. The surname Booth is derived from the Old English word bothe, which in turn comes from the Old Danish word both, which means cow-house or herdsman's hut. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)


Booth Early Origins



The surname Booth was first found in Yorkshire where one of the first listings of the name was Gilbert Bothe, del Both in 1274. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
This line continued to be strong as the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 attest through the listing of: Rogerus del Boothe; Adam de Bothe; and Margeria de Bothe as all living there and holding lands at that time. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
"The great family of Booth of Lancashire and Cheshire take their designation from their lordship of Booths in the former county, where they resided in the XIII century." [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Indeed the Lancashire branch is of note as in "Booth as a surname, has strongly ramified in South Lancashire. " [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Over in Barton-Upon-Irwell in Lancashire another branch of the family was found. "Barton Old Hall, a brick edifice, now a farmhouse, was the seat successively of the Barton, Booth, and Leigh families." [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Booth Spelling Variations


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Booth Spelling Variations



Booth has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Booth, Boothe and others.

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Booth Early History


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Booth Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Booth research. Another 279 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1566, 1652, 1622, 1684, 1652, 1694, 1678, 1685, 1689, 1690, 1675, 1758, 1626, 1680, 1700, 1916 and are included under the topic Early Booth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Booth Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Booth Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Sir George Booth, 1st Baronet of Dunham Massey (1566-1652), Sheriff of both Lancashire and Cheshire; George Booth, 2nd Baronet of Dunham Massey, 1st Baron Delamer (1622-1684), Member of the House of Lords, an English peer; Henry Booth, 1st Earl of Warrington (1652-1694), Member...

Another 70 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Booth Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Booth In Ireland


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Booth In Ireland



Some of the Booth family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Booths to arrive on North American shores:

Booth Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Reynold Booth, who arrived in Virginia in 1609
  • Henery Booth, who landed in Virginia in 1624
  • Marie Booth, aged 19, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Gregorie Booth, aged 18, arrived in Barbados in 1635
  • Jon Booth, who landed in Virginia in 1642
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Booth Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Booth, who landed in Virginia in 1705
  • Cath Booth, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Thomas Booth, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • John Booth, who arrived in Virginia in 1715

Booth Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James M Booth, who landed in Ohio in 1811
  • Joseph Booth, who landed in America in 1812
  • James Booth, who arrived in New York, NY in 1817
  • Abraham Booth, who arrived in New York, NY in 1817
  • Thomas Booth who settled in Virginia was a descendant of the Earl of Warrington
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Booth Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • William Booth, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Mr. Abner Booth U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1783 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Mr. Benjamin Booth U.E. who settled in Ernestown, Lennox & Addington, Ontario c. 1783 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Mr. Bethea Booth U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1783 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Mr. Charles Booth U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1783 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Booth Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Booth, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1815

Booth Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Booth, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia [7]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
  • Ralph Booth, English convict from Chester, who was transported aboard the "Adamant" on March 16, 1821, settling in New South Wales, Australia [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821
  • Edmund Booth, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  • T. Booth, a cabinet-maker, arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • James Booth, English convict from Derby, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on October 16, 1826, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [10]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Andromeda voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1826 with 147 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1826
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Booth Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Booth landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • James Booth landed in Wanganui, New Zealand in 1840
  • James Booth, aged 21, a slate dresser, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arab" in 1841
  • Mary Ann Booth, aged 25, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arab" in 1841
  • Charles Fane Booth, aged 36, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Booth (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Booth (post 1700)



  • Lieutenant-General Donald Prentice Booth (1902-1993), American Commanding General 4th Army (1961-1962)
  • Brigadier-General Charles Loomis Booth (1901-1996), American Member of the Joint Operations Review Board, Army Naval Staff College (1946)
  • Charles L. Booth, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1928
  • Christopher R. Booth, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2008
  • Courtland Booth, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oregon, 1940
  • Daniel B. Booth, American politician, U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 2nd Alabama District, 1877
  • David A. Booth, American politician, Representative from Pennsylvania 8th District, 1996
  • Dennis Booth (b. 1953), American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Arizona, 2000; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arizona, 2004
  • Don Booth (b. 1932), American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Cabell County, 1959-60
  • Dorothy Booth, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1948
  • ... (Another 102 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Booth Historic Events


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Booth Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Ernest Albert Booth (1921-1941), Australian Able Seaman from South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

HMS Hood

  • Mr. George H Booth (b. 1917), English Stoker 2nd Class serving for the Royal Navy from Hull, Yorkshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. George Booth, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking
  • Mr. Douglas Booth, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Master Nigel Frederick Booth, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking
  • Mrs. Emily Eliza Booth, (née Hadfield), Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Mr. John Booth, American 2nd Class passenger from Alexandria, Virginia, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Deus adjuvat nos
Motto Translation: God assists us.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  5. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  6. ^ 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
  7. ^ 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
  8. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821
  9. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  10. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Andromeda voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1826 with 147 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1826

Other References

  1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  6. 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).
  7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  11. ...

The Booth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Booth 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.

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