Dr Joseph Adrian Booth

Brief Life History of Joseph Adrian

When Dr Joseph Adrian Booth was born on 6 February 1840, in Bel Air, Harford, Maryland, United States, his father, Junius Brutus Booth Sr, was 43 and his mother, Mary Ann Holmes, was 37. He married Cecila Hatfield on 28 June 1882, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. He lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860. He died on 26 February 1902, in New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

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Dr Joseph Adrian Booth
Cora Estelle Mitchell
Marriage: 6 November 1894
Edwin H. Booth

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  • Jos A Booth in household of Mary Ann Booth, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joseph A Booth, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Joseph A Booth, "BillionGraves Index"

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Name Meaning

English (northern): topographic or occupational name from Middle English bothe (Old Danish bōth) ‘temporary shelter, such as a covered market stall or a cattle-herdsman's hut’. The latter sense was predominant in the Pennines of Lancashire and Yorkshire, where there were many cattle farms or vaccaries, and whose subdivisions were known as ‘booths’. The principal meaning of the surname there was therefore probably ‘cattle herdsman’, ‘man in charge of a vaccary’, and thus identical with Boothman . Elsewhere it may have denoted a shopkeeper who owned a temporary market stall, but no evidence has been found to confirm this use of the surname. In the British Isles the surname is still more common in northern England, where Scandinavian influence was more marked, and in Scotland, where the word was borrowed into Gaelic as both(an).

History: Robert Booth (1604–72) is mentioned in the colonial records of Exeter, NH, in 1645. He subsequently moved to ME.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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