When Emory Clinton Foote was born on 16 November 1873, in Newtown Monthly Meeting, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Gideon Foote Jr., was 39 and his mother, Julia A Webb, was 33. He married Helen Wallace Lunger on 26 May 1906, in Johnson City, Broome, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Roaring Brook Township, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States for about 20 years and Union, Broome, New York, United States for about 35 years. He died on 31 May 1950, in Johnson City, Broome, New York, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Endicott, Union, Broome, New York, United States.
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.