Buettner Family History

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Buettner Name Meaning

German (Büttner): occupational name for a cooper or barrel-maker, German Büttner, an agent derivative of Middle High German büte(n) ‘cask’, ‘wine barrel’. This name occurs chiefly in eastern German-speaking regions. Compare Binder, Bittenbender, Boettcher, Schaeffler.

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

Similar surnames: Bettner, Bueter, Kettner, Blattner, Beisner, Butter, Tretter, Suttner

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Buettner Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Buettner name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Buettner. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Buettner Family Origin

Where is the Buettner family from?

Buettner Family Occupations

What did your Buettner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Buettner. The most common Buettner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Buettner's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Buettner family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Tailor

  • Blacksmith


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Buettner ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Buettner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Buettner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Buettner census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Buettner. 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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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Buettner. For the veterans among your Buettner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Buettner Life Expectancy

What is the average Buettner lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Buettner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Buettner in 1952 was 52, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Buettner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Buettner ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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