Booth Family History

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Booth Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived in a small hut or bothy, Middle English both(e), especially a cowman or shepherd. The word is of Scandinavian origin (compare Old Danish both, Old Norse buð) and was used to denote various kinds of temporary shelter, typically a cowshed or a herdsman’s hut. In the British Isles the surname is still more common in northern England, where Scandinavian influence was more marked, and in Scotland, where the word was borrowed into Gaelic as both(an).

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

Similar surnames: North, Boot, Borth, Foote, Worth, Boone, Boock, Boothe, Bolt, Forth

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Booth Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Booth name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Booth. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Booth Family Origin

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Booth Family Occupations

What did your Booth ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Booth. The most common Booth occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Booth's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Booth family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Booth ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Booth Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 783,000 census records available for the last name Booth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Booth census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 70,000 immigration records available for the last name Booth. 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 Card

There are 86,000 military records available for the last name Booth. For the veterans among your Booth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Booth Life Expectancy

What is the average Booth lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Booth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Booth in 1940 was 40, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Booth ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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