What Is The Meaning Of The Surname Booth?


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It is one of those surnames that is descripitive and of local origin.
It comes from the Middle English bothe for a hut or a temporary shelter. The word bothe is in use in Scotland and describes a temporary shelter. The name in Scotland became the surname Booth.
The surname is found throughout the UK. In Scotland it is found in several districts.
Documentary sources tell us that the ship of Walter de la Bothe a merchant of Aberdeen, was plundered at sea by the English in 1273 by the English.
In 1381 Nicholas de la Botha held land in Dundee.
William de la Botha was a witness to granting of lands to the hospital of Soltre around 1350-1366.

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