When Lois Foote was born on 5 April 1746, in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Samuel Foote, was 26 and her mother, Lois Loomis, was 21. She married Eleazer Merrill on 29 May 1765, in Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 11 June 1815, in Gloversville, Fulton, New York, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Kingsborough, County Offaly, Ireland.
English and Scottish: from Middle English fot ‘foot’ (Old English fōt), sometimes translated in medieval documents by Latin cum pede ‘with the foot’. Probably a nickname for someone with a deformity of the foot or with large feet.
English: occasionally perhaps from the rare Middle English personal name Fot, from Old Norse Fótr, originally a nickname with the same sense as 1 above.
English: topographic name for someone who lived at the foot of a hill.