The surname ‘Booker’ originates from England. It is derived from the occupational name for someone concerned with books, generally as a scribe or binder, from the Middle English word ‘boker’, Old English ‘bocere’, an agent derivative of the word ‘boc’ meaning book. It is also an occupational name for a bleacher of cloth from the Middle English word ‘bouken’ meaning to bleach, steep in lye (from the Middle low German word, ‘buken’). Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Booker’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 13th century were a ‘John Boker’, from Norfolk , England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘Ann Booker’, aged 19, a spinster by trade, from the city of London, England. He emigrated to North America in 1775, sailing from the… Coat of arms: Quarterly or and argent, an eagle displayed vert. ducally crowned of the first, all within a …
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