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Butter Family History

Butter Name Meaning
English: nickname for someone with some fancied resemblance to a bittern, perhaps in the booming quality of the voice, from Middle English, Old French butor ‘bittern’ (a word of obscure etymology).English and German: metonymic occupational name for a dairyman or seller of butter, from Old English butere ‘butter’, Middle High German buter.German: possibly a short form of any of the various compound names formed with Butter ‘butter’ (see 2).

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

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83,306 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
8,316 Military Records
11,711 Immigration Records
144,309 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Butter Families

  • Number of Butter families
     143 - 283
     48 - 142
     1 - 47
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Butter families
     427 - 852
     143 - 426
     1 - 142
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Butter families
     40 - 77
     14 - 39
     1 - 13
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Butter Family Origin

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Butter Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Butter

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Butter Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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