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Butt Family History

Butt Name Meaning
English: topographic name for someone who lived near a place used for archery practice, from Middle English butte ‘mark for archery’, ‘target’, ‘goal’. In the Middle Ages archery practice was a feudal obligation, and every settlement had its practice area.English: topographic name from Middle English butte ‘strip of land abutting on a boundary’, ‘short strip or ridge at right angles to other strips in a common field’.English: from Middle English butte, bott ‘butt’, ‘cask’, applied as a metonymic occupational name for a cooper or as a nickname possibly for a heavy drinker or for a large, fat man.English: from a Middle English personal name, But(t), of unknown origin, perhaps originally a nickname meaning ‘short and stumpy’, and akin to late Middle English butt ‘thick end’, ‘stump’, ‘buttock’ (of Germanic origin).German and English: in both Middle Low German and Middle English the word but(te) denoted various types of marine fish, originally a fish with a blunt head, for example halibut (German Heilbutt) or turbot (German Steinbutt), and the surname may in some cases be a metonymic occupational name for a seller of fish or salt fish.Kashmiri: variant of Bhatt.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Butt Families

  • Number of Butt families
     52 - 101
     18 - 51
     1 - 17
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Butt families
     329 - 656
     110 - 328
     1 - 109
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Butt families
     8 - 14
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Butt Family Origin

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Butt Immigration Information

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Butt Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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