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Foott family page


Mary Ann Foote, nee Orchard, born in Jersey in 1831

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Origins of surname

Found in both Jersey and Guernsey, Foott is a variant of Foot. Both are West Country names, and various spellings are found, all derived from the Norse-Viking fotr, meaning 'fleet of foot'.

Early records

The earliest records are for Barefoote and variations. Foott does not appear until the 1870s, when the grandchildren of Edward Foote, of Cornwall, begin to appear in Jersey baptism registers.


All these variants are found in Jersey

  • Foott
  • Foot
  • Foote
  • Barefoote, 1653
  • Burfoot, 1731
  • Bearfoot, 1832
  • Barfoot
  • Lightfoot

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Family trees


Births and baptisms


Great War service

Sons of George and Angelie Goubin

  • George Robert Foot (1882- ) (St H) Gunner, RGA
  • Samuel John Louis Foot (1880- ) (St H), Driver, RFA

These three Footts are shown as brothers in the CIGWSG Roll of Service, but this is incorrect. Albert George and Adolphus are brothers, and uncles of Harry Charles

  • Harry Charles Foott (1899- ) (St H) son of Harry and Louise Dolbecq, Private, RJGB

Sons of Charles and Jane Bennet

  • Adolphus Foott (1879- )(St H) Gunner, RGA
  • Albert George Foott (1884- )(St H) Private, Gordon Highlanders


Family wills

These wills created by members of the Foott family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Frances Foot of Plymouth, now of St Helier, widow - 30 November 1886, D/Y/A/46
  • David Foott of Portsmouth, now of St Helier, bequeaths to the poor of St Helier £1 8 May 1838 - D/Y/A/24

Notable family members

  • Steve Foote, expatriate Guernseyman who founded Jerripedia's sister site, Donkipedia, in 2010
  • Francis Foot, prominent Jersey photographer

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