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Butte Family History

Butte Name Meaning

English: variant of Butt . This surname is now rare in Britain.

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

Similar surnames: Bute, Butt, Bunte, Batte, Butter, Bunts, Butts, Buttler, Busse

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Where is the Butte family from?

You can see how Butte families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Butte family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Butte families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Butte family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Butte's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Butte families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Butte surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Butte ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Butte. 21% of Butte men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Butte women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Butte were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
  • House Keeper
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Butte. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Butte 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 901 immigration records available for the last name Butte. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Butte. For the veterans among your Butte ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Butte lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Butte life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Butte in 1962 was 42, and 85 in 2004.

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