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 Family Origin

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Booth Family Occupations

What did your Booth ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Booth. 7% of Booth men worked as a General Labourer and 65% of Booth women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Booth were Colliery Hewer and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Incapacitated
  • Colliery Hewer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated

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

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 UK, 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

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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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