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Born in Pilkington, Lancashire, England on 1848 to William Booth and Jane Fletcher. Alfred married Mary Ann Bryant and had 12 children. He passed away on 23 Aug 1919 in Hawarden, Carterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand.
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Northern English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived in a small hut or bothy, Middle English both(e), especially a cowman or shepherd. The word is of Scandinavian origin (compare Old Danish both, Old Norse buð) and was used to denote various kinds of temporary shelter, typically a cowshed or a herdsman’s hut. In the British Isles the surname is still more common in northern England, where Scandinavian influence was more marked, and in Scotland, where the word was borrowed into Gaelic as both(an).