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Butts Name Meaning

English:: variant of Butt with post-medieval excrescent -s. topographic name from Middle English buttes either a reference to the short ridges of plowed land at the edge of a common arable field or the plural form of butt ‘tree stump’ or ‘mound hillock archery butt’. See Butt

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Betts, Butt, Batts, Botts, Cutts, Lutts, Butte, Lotts, Bunts, Kitts

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Where is the Butts family from?

You can see how Butts families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Butts family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Butts families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 124 Butts families living in New York. This was about 36% of all the recorded Butts's in USA. New York had the highest population of Butts families in 1840.
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What did your Butts ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Butts. 20% of Butts men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Butts women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Butts were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Butts. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 23,000 military records available for the last name Butts. For the veterans among your Butts ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Butts lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Butts life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Butts in 1942 was 33, and 72 in 2004.

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