Foote Family History

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Foote Name Meaning

nickname for someone with a peculiarity or deformity of the foot, from Middle English fot (Old English fot), or in some cases from the cognate Old Norse byname Fótr. topographic name for someone who lived at the foot of a hill.

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

Similar surnames: Footer, Booth, Motte, Fosse, Coote, Fonte, Corte, Forth, Porte, Flott

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Foote Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Foote name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Foote. 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


  • Sweden


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Foote Family Origin

Where is the Foote family from?

Foote Family Occupations

What did your Foote ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Foote. The most common Foote occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 3% of Foote's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Foote family was Coal Miner.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Carpenter

  • Coal Miner


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

Foote Historical Records

What Foote family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 125,000 census records available for the last name Foote. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Foote 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Foote. 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 25,000 military records available for the last name Foote. For the veterans among your Foote ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Foote Life Expectancy

What is the average Foote lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Foote life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Foote in 1942 was 42, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Foote

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Foote 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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