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The Foote family's name is derived from the ancient Norman culture that was established in Britain following the Norman Conquest of island in 1066. Their name originated with an early member who was a person with remarkable feet. Nicknames were often used to distinguish a person by a noticeable physical characteristi c. In this case the trait may have been very large feet, or feet which were deformed in some way. The name was originally derived from the Old English word fot which meant foot. Alternatively, the name could have been derived from a residence, in other words someone who lived at the "foot of a mountain". For the Footman variation, the obvious occupational origin as a soldier in the infantry applies and not as a domestic servant. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.


Foote Early Origins



The surname Foote was first found in Cheshire where Ernui Fot was listed as an undertenant in the Domesday Book. The same reference lists Godwin Fot in Kent so one can presume that the name was polygenetic.

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Foote Spelling Variations


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Foote Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Foote include Foote, Foot, Fouts and others.

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Foote Early History


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Foote Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Foote research. Another 263 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1651, 1450, 1520, 1652, 1683, 1592, 1687, 1646 and 1649 are included under the topic Early Foote History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Foote Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Foote Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Foote Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Foote In Ireland


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Foote In Ireland



Some of the Foote family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 45 words (3 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


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The Great Migration



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Footes to arrive on North American shores:

Foote Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Paul Foote landed in Massachusetts in 1620
  • Nathaniel Foote, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1634
  • Pasco Foote, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1640
  • Caleb Foote, who landed in New England in 1648
  • Tho Foote, who landed in Virginia in 1650
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Foote Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • George Foote, who landed in New York in 1795

Foote Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Foote, who landed in Texas in 1835
  • F W Foote, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • C A Foote, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Starr Foote, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • H B Foote, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Foote (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Foote (post 1700)



  • Edward Thaddeus "Tad" Foote II (1937-2016), American educator, 4th President of the University of Miami (1981-2001)
  • Cyrel D. Foote, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1996
  • Charles S. Foote, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Union County, 1900-01
  • Charles R. Foote (1871-1942), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Kent County 2nd District, 1913-18
  • Charles M. Foote, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1892
  • Charles Augustus Foote (1785-1828), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from New York 11th District, 1823-25
  • Anson Foote, American politician, Member of Connecticut State Senate 6th District, 1836
  • Albert H. Foote, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Colchester, 1921-22
  • David Foote (1897-1973), American Republican politician, Member of Wyoming State House of Representatives, 1939, 1943-51
  • Ebenezer Foote, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Ulster County, 1791-92, 1793-94, 1795-97; Member of New York State Senate Middle District, 1798-1802
  • ... (Another 46 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Foote Historic Events


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Foote Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Reginald Eric Foote (1918-1941), Australian Cook (S) from Peterborough, South Australia, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Foote


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Suggested Readings for the name Foote



  • Foote Family, Comprising the Genealogy and History of Nathaniel Foote of Wethersfield, Conn., and His Descendants by Abram William Foote.
  • Chotankers, A Family History by A. Edward Foote.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  3. 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).
  4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. 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.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  11. ...

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