A name found throughout the British Isles from earliest times, ‘Booth’ figures prominently in the historical record of a number of nations.
From the revolutionary politics of late seventeenth century England and the nineteenth century assassination of an American President to great humanitarian causes, bearers of the name have gained both fame and infamy.
The colourful and frequently turbulent tale of the Booths is recounted here.
Booth Family Name Mini-Book Excerpt
"Hubert Booth was the British engineer, born in Gloucester in 1871 and who died in 1955, who invented the first powered vacuum cleaner.
All modern vacuum cleaners are nevertheless based on Booth’s original concept."