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Booe Genealogy and Family History

Updated July 18, 2009

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I am researching the BOOE surname and the connecting lines. If you have anything you would like to share please email me, any information would be appreciated. I would be glad to share my information with you. Some History on the BOOE surname:
In the 14th century, the Zahringer family, who had been margraves of Baden since 1112, owned counties in Breisgau and in the Ortenau, the stronghold of Baden-Baden (Baden formerly called simply “Baden”), plus Backnang and Besigheim. In the 13th century, they had acquired Pforzheim, Durlach,Ettlingen and Alt-Eberstein. Further territorial additions and stern administration turned Baden into a considerable state by the 15th century. The division of 1535 brought about the emergence of two smaller states, Baden-Baden, of the Catholic line, and Baden-Durlach, of the Evangelical line. This was the point in time when Phillip Jacob Booe was born and later fled to the new land for his freedoms.
In the American manner of signing documentation the X is used as a mark by someone who can not write their name. For Jacob Buob (Booe) and others from Palatinate Germany, the mark was a distinctive scroll. When Jacob Buob (Booe) signed his land transactions he signed his name.

The English Parliament required that all documents be in English. In the official record book the name went from Buob to Booe. When Christoph/Stophel Buhe, in 1767, Rowan County, North Carolina, was naturalized his name became Christoph Booe. The Booe name was used for the majority of the Buob/Booe settlers.

Many of the German settlers came to America on ships that were owned by the Dutch, but Dutch does not always mean a native of Holland. Dutch is the English pronunciation of the German word Deutsch, meaning German. When the word became a part of the written language of America the spelling conformed to the English manner.

Pfalz is German for Palatinate. It is the name given to the little countries of the old German Empire - Oherpfalz for upper Palatinate and Untupfalz for lower Palatinate. They were separated in 1648.

The Booe family came from a fertile section from the upper Rhine in German called the Palatinate. The earliest known inhabitants of the Palatinate were highly civilized Celts. They settled in Transalpine Europe and the Iberian Peninsula during the sixth century before Christ. The celts were remarkable for their height and muscularity.
In spite of all the difficulties and hardships the immigrants continued to come. The determination of the immigrants was shown by completing the journey they had begun. This shows the strength and strong will of a people in search of freedom.

On April 29, 1983 the US Postal Service issued a stamp to commemorate the German Immigration.

The following are the Ships that the Booe family came to America on:
The Snow Fox - October 12, 1738 - Palatines imported
Commander -Chas. Ware From Rotterdam, last from Plymouth - 95 passengers - woman and children not listed
Philip Jacob Buob
Philip Jacob Buob

Ron Booe
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Mocksville, NC 27028
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