When Gideon Foote was born on 17 April 1799, in Windsor, Orange, New York, United States, his father, Simeon Foote, was 34 and his mother, Lovisa Bacon, was 33. He married Lavina Gillett on 22 October 1818, in Unadilla, Unadilla, Otsego, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Nicholson Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States in 1840 and Lenox, Lenox Township, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. He died on 10 October 1851, in Lenox Township, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 52.
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.