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Butman Name Meaning

North German (Butmann): from Middle Low German butenman ‘stranger’, ‘foreigner’ (from buten ‘outside’ + man ‘man’). North German (But(t)mann): perhaps an occupational name for a fish seller (see Butt 5). Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Bultman, Outman, Putman, Buxman, Gutman, Rutman, Budman, Hutman

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Where is the Butman family from?

You can see how Butman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Butman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Butman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 27 Butman families living in Massachusetts. This was about 55% of all the recorded Butman's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Butman families in 1840.
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What did your Butman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Butman. 21% of Butman men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Butman women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Butman were Clerk and Housewife. .

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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
    21%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Clerk
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
    18%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Housewife
    12%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Butman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Butman 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 654 immigration records available for the last name Butman. 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 923 military records available for the last name Butman. For the veterans among your Butman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Butman lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Butman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Butman in 1953 was 57, and 76 in 2004.

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