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Meaning and Origin of: Boone

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Latin : Good

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English (of Norman origin) : from a nickname meaning ‘good’, from Old French bon ‘good’. Compare Bone 1.
  • English (of Norman origin) : habitational name from Bohon in La Manche, France, of obscure etymology.
  • Dutch : from Middle Dutch bone, boene ‘bean’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a bean grower or a nickname for a man of little importance (broad beans having been an extremely common crop in the medieval period), or possibly for a tall thin man (with reference to the runner bean).
  • The renowned American frontiersman Daniel Boone (1734–1820) was born in Reading, PA, into a Quaker family. His grandfather was a weaver who had emigrated from Exeter in England to Philadelphia in 1717.