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 Family Origin

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Booth Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    4%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Labourer

    2%
  • Cotton Weaver

    1%

In 1881, Farmer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Booth. A less common occupation for the Booth family was Cotton Weaver. The most common Booth occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Booth's were Farmers.

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Booth Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Booth

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