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Boone Thompson Genealogy & History

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We have added a few links that we feel are an important in Scottish history. We are not claiming any relationship or that we have any personal interest in these findings whether they be they true or false, but strictly as an integral part of Scottish history.

     With 90 generations of the this faction of the Boone family which has ties with many European countries.  There are many well known people in our ancestory lineage, coming from the royalty of 17 European countries, more noticably, Norway, Ireland, & Scotland.

    With our rich heritage and family history we think you will find our genealogy version interesting and easy to navigate.

Boone/Bohun Ancestry

The Boone family dates back to the time of the Norman Conquests in the tenth century and the name is from Norman (Normandy) origin. The Boone’s of North Carolina, Tennessee & Kentucky are probably of Scottish descent. The name "Boone" is anglicized from the French word bon, meaning  either "good" or is a place name meaning one from Bohun in the Northwest corner of France. The French do not pronounce the letter "H" in a name, making the name de Bohun, sounding like de Bown, or Bohn sound like Bown. The surname Boone was originally de Bohun (from Normandy) changed to Bohun, 1109-1361; changed to Bohn, 1301-1589; and lastly anglicized to Boone around 1544 either in England or Wales, to the Present date.

The Boone connection to the

European Royal Families

Our ancestry consists of 56 Kings that ruled Ireland & Scotland from 450 BC to the 12th Century, spanning nearly 1600 years. There are also 52 Queens, 38 Earls, Lords, Princes, Princesses, Dukes, Duchesses, Ladies, Countesses & Counts from England, Wales, Ireland & Scotland. The ancestry also has direct lineage to the Royal Families of  NorwayDenmark, Sweden, Finland, Netherlands, Normandy, France, Manua, Jutland, Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands, and Brittany, 

 

Boone Historical Facts

The family dates back to a Norman-English family of nobility called de Bohun, more than likely originating from the Norman settlement of the same name. The de Bohun family arrived in England along with William the Conqueror, fighting alongside him at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The earliest record of a de Bohun can be found in the Norfolk section of the Domesday Book, where Humphrey de Bohun was recorded as owning land. Over the next three centuries they grew to become one of the most powerful English dynasties of the middle ages. The de Bohun family appears to have gathered power during the mid 12th century. Throughout the 13th and 14th centuries, various members of the family claimed Earldoms of many English counties including Herefordshire, Northhamptonshire and Essex, plus minor seats in Midhurst and Brecon. The most powerful dynasty of all lasted 174 years from 1200 until 1373. They were known as the Earls of Hereford, and the Constables of all England. At the battle of Falkirk, Robert the Bruce apparently fought and killed Humphrey de Bohun. At one time, the Earl of Hereford was the third most powerful man in England, carrying the banners of 17 knights to the Siege of Caerlaverock in July 1300, this compared to King Edward's 33 and 23 for the King's son. The de Bohun’s coat of arms was an azure blue shield with a thick diagonal white or silver band and six rampant gold lions, three in each half of the blue. The Bohun or Boone line connects to Alfred the Great and also to Charlemagne.

 

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The Domesday Book

Possibly the single most important genealogy book that has ever been recorded for early history purposes, even comparing it to the importance of The Holy Bible, the Domesday Book was commissioned in December 1085 by William the Conqueror, who invaded England in 1066. The first draft was completed in August 1086 and contained records for 13,418 settlements in the English counties south of the rivers Ribble and Tees (the border with Scotland at the time). The Domesday Book has survived nearly 1,000 years of English history and is currently housed at London's Public Record Office in Kew, London.

 

More Boone Historical Facts

The 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, was a direct descendent of Squire’s brother, James Boone. James Boone married Mary Faulke and had a daughter named Anne Boone who married Abraham Lincoln Sr., the grandfather of the president. (Abe SR’s sister, Sarah Lincoln, who was born in 1723, also married a Boone, William Boone, a Quaker from New Jersey). Anne Boone and Abe Lincoln Sr. had a son Thomas Lincoln who married Nancy Hanks and lived in Kentucky and Illinois. Their son was President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865).

Historical findings of the BOONE Family

From 0450 BC to 2009 AD

The Boone family, a Heritage that is as rich in History and traditions as any European family, a family that spans 6,000 years. As we go even further back to Adam & Eve's third son, Seth. These families migrated from Norway and Ireland to Scotland. From Scotland's first King, FERGUS MOR, King of Scots, 0442-0501 to the American frontier days of a young American scout named Colonel Daniel Boone who explored a new world later to be known as Kentucky and Missouri. This young pioneer, who hailed from 64 generations of European royalty, paved the roads to the new lands in America. Counties and towns in Kentucky, Indiana, Missouri and many other states still bear his name today. Many of his descendants still live in the areas of Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, Missouri and North Carolina. So sit back and enjoy a rich American/European heritage.

                                                            

Origin of Countries:

Norway, Denmark,

Finland, Ireland, Scotland, Normandy,

the Netherlands, Wales, Englandand the United States.

Please feel free to send any corrections

with any comments or reactions regarding this site.

Col. Shelby Alexander (Lex) Riggs II

930 Anchor Dr.

Henderson, NV 89015

702-565-5506

shelbyandsue@msn.com

  (T), 2004-2012

 

Please feel free to send any corrections

with any comments or reactions regarding this site.

Col. Shelby Alexander (Lex) Riggs II

930 Anchor Dr.

Henderson, NV 89015

702-565-5506

shelbyandsue@msn.com

Click on link for the Genealogy on the Riggs Family.

http://shelby-lex.tripod.com

Click on link for the Henderson City High School site.

Henderson, KY

My personal Tribute to fine group of student/athletes.

http://city-high-flash1955-56.tripod.com/

My high school yearbook, Henderson City High School

http://city-high-flash1955-56.tripod.com/hendersoncityhighschool1963/

Click on link for my friend Sue Thompson (no relation)

Sue recorded "Norman", "Sad Movies", "Paper Tiger"

http://members.tripod.com/suethompson2001/

Thanks to cousin Angelina Bennett, who did many years of physical research of the family.

A big thanks to WIKIPEDIA

http://www.wikipedia.org/

  (T), 2004-2012