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Butta Name Meaning

Italian: from a short form of a compound name formed with butta- ‘throw’, as for example Buttacavoli. Italian: from an old German feminine personal name Butta. Italian: variant of Botta.

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


Similar surnames: Butt, Butter, Matta, Buchta, Butto, Botto, Cetta, Burt, Batta, Bua

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Where is the Butta family from?

You can see how Butta families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Butta family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Butta families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Butta families living in Minnesota. This was about 45% of all the recorded Butta's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Butta families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Butta surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Butta ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Butta. 24% of Butta men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Butta women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Butta were Helper and Operator.

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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
    24%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Helper
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    14%
  • Farm Laborer
    12%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • Operator
    9%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Butta. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Butta 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 958 immigration records available for the last name Butta. 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 486 military records available for the last name Butta. For the veterans among your Butta ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Butta lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Butta life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Butta in 1959 was 58, and 75 in 2004.

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