Foot Family History and Background

Surnames 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.

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.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Foot Surname Statistics


Top Professions for the Foot family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 126
Female Servant 74
Independent 51
Labourer 48
Male Servant 33
Farmer 32
Carpenter 31
Shoe Maker 13
Tailor 12
Dress Maker 11
Mason 11
Weaver 9
Agricutural Labourer 9
Servant 8
Pauper 8
Blacksmith 7
Baker 7
Painter 7
Silk Weaver 7
Independant 6
Dairyman 6
Laundress 6
Apprentice 5
Grocer 5
Clerk 5

Foot Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Foot 100% 20,480
2 Foote 80% 5,875
3 Fate 25% 817
4 Foat 75% 683
5 Fait 50% 610
6 Foott 80% 592
7 Fot 75% 476
8 Fite 25% 159
9 Feet 50% 121
10 Feat 50% 117
11 Fott 75% 107

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The surname Foot is the most popular version of all its varients

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