Boone Family History
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Boone Name Meaning
English (of Norman origin): from a nickname meaning ‘good’, from Old French bon ‘good’. Compare Bone 1. English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Bohon in La Manche, France, of obscure etymology. Dutch: from Middle Dutch bone, boene ‘bean’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a bean grower or a nickname for a man of little importance (broad beans having been an extremely common crop in the medieval period), or possibly for a tall thin man (with reference to the runner bean).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press