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Buter Family History

Buter Name Meaning

Of uncertain origin; this surname is recorded in England in the 19th century, also spelled Boot(i)er, suggesting that it could be of French origin, perhaps a respelling of Boutier (or the variants Buthier or Buttier), from the Germanic personal name Bothari.

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


Similar surnames: Bueter, Butter, Luter, Bater, Butner, Gunter, Butler, Bitar, Kuter

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Where is the Buter family from?

You can see how Buter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Buter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Buter families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Buter family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Buter's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Buter families in 1840.
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What did your Buter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Domestic were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Buter. 39% of Buter men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Buter women worked as a Domestic. Some less common occupations for Americans named Buter were Farm Laborer and Saleslady.

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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
    39%
  • Salesman
    19%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Domestic
    18%
  • Housekeeper
    18%
  • Maid
    18%
  • Saleslady
    12%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Buter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Buter census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 861 immigration records available for the last name Buter. 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 Cards

There are 570 military records available for the last name Buter. For the veterans among your Buter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Buter lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Buter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Buter in 1963 was 72, and 89 in 2004.

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