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Boothman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Boothman comes from when the family resided in a booth or hut, a cottager. The name could also be classified as an occupational name for someone who lived in a booth or hut.

Early Origins of the Boothman family

The surname Boothman was first found in Huntingdonshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Boothman family

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Boothman Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Boothman include Boothman, Bothman, Bouthman, Bothmane, Boothmane and many more.

Early Notables of the Boothman family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Boothman family to the New World and Oceana

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Boothman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Boothman who arrived in Barbados in 1680

Boothman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Boothman in Philadelphia in 1822

Contemporary Notables of the name Boothman (post 1700)

  • Melvin Morella Boothman (1846-1904), American politician, U.S. Representative from Ohio
  • Air Chief Marshal Sir John Nelson Boothman KCB KBE DFC AFC RAF (1901-1957), senior Royal Air Force officer during World War II
  • Jack Boothman (d. 2016), Irish administrator, the 31st President of the Gaelic Athletic Association (1994-1997)
  • George Boothman (1916-2003), Canadian NHL ice hockey player for the Toronto Maple Leafs (1942-1944)
  • Barry EC Boothman, Professor and Associate Dean of Business Administration (1986-) at the University of New Brunswick, Canada
  • Peter Boothman (b. 1943), Australian jazz guitarist, composer, and educator

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