Butner Family History

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Butner Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a maker or seller of buttons, Old French boutonier, from bo(u)ton ‘knob’, ‘lump’, specialized to mean ‘button’. Altered spelling of German Büttner (see Buettner).

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

Similar surnames: Butter, Butler, Botner, Cutler, Benner, Kutner, Gunner, Buttner

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Butner Family Origin

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Butner Family Occupations

What did your Butner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farms were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Butner. The most common Butner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Butner's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Butner family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farms

  • Keeping House


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Butner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Butner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Butner 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 630 immigration records available for the last name Butner. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Butner. For the veterans among your Butner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Butner Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Butner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Butner in 1954 was 56, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Butner 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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