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Boot Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of boots, from Middle English, Old French bote (of unknown origin). Dutch and North German: metonymic occupational name for a boatman, from Dutch boot ‘boat’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Boat, Bott, Root, Bolt, Boom, Booth, Booz, Pott, Wool, Bost

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Where is the Boot family from?

You can see how Boot families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boot family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Boot families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 6 Boot families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Boot's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Boot families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Boot surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Boot ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Boot. 28% of Boot men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Boot women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boot were Labor and Stenographer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    28%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Labor
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    14%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Stenographer
    10%
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Census Records

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Boot. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boot census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Boot. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Boot. For the veterans among your Boot ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boot lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Boot life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Boot in 1954 was 50, and 102 in 2004.

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