The Foot Family History

This is a site where you can find information about the history of the Foot family.

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The Foot Family in the Census

Census Freqency of the Surname Foot
1841 Census127
1851 Census717
1861 Census1132
1871 Census1662
1881 Census2216
1891 Census2123
1901 Census2518
1911 Census2955

Most Frequent Forenames for the Foot Family in the Census

Name 1841 Census 1851 Census 1861 Census 1881 Census 1871 Census 1891 Census 1901 Census 1911 Census Total
William Foot 11 51 83 110 143 117 137 158
George Foot 4 44 61 62 100 95 103 103
Mary Foot 6 39 61 101 113 89 79 88
John Foot 13 42 54 63 79 92 86 95
Elizabeth Foot 8 31 46 73 78 64 72 71
Henry Foot 8 36 52 70 78 52 60 67
James Foot 3 31 47 57 61 56 56 51
Charles Foot 3 22 43 58 56 58 61 51
Sarah Foot 2 32 35 52 47 45 49 46
Frederick Foot 0 13 21 31 47 48 61 62
Thomas Foot 3 16 23 34 42 42 45 43
Ellen Foot 3 13 27 40 47 38 41 50
Alice Foot 1 3 11 28 42 41 50 53
Alfred Foot 1 8 22 28 37 30 41 52
Eliza Foot 0 26 23 31 33 32 37 26
Emily Foot 0 14 16 28 32 32 39 31
Emma Foot 2 15 25 37 40 28 27 21
Jane Foot 5 17 26 32 44 32 32 27
Albert Foot 2 9 7 22 29 30 41 39
Annie Foot 0 0 5 15 52 35 45 55

Your Family History Search

You can use the forms below to do automatic searches for the Foot family online amongst birth, marriage and death records from 1837, plus census transcripts for 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 and many more...



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Etymology and History of the Surname: Foot

View Name: FOOT.

FOOT

Derivation:
Of viking origins,deriving from the word 'fotr',possibly occupational for a messenger 'fleet of foot'. This name could also possibly topographic for someone who lived at the foot of a hill.

History:
At times this was used as a cruel nickname for someone with a peculiarity of the foot.This is not its true meaning as it is difficult to see how it could have survived as a surname.

Linked Surnames:
Foth,Foote,Foott,Footer.

 



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