Butter Family History

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Butter Name Meaning

English: nickname for someone with some fancied resemblance to a bittern, perhaps in the booming quality of the voice, from Middle English, Old French butor ‘bittern’ (a word of obscure etymology). English and German: metonymic occupational name for a dairyman or seller of butter, from Old English butere ‘butter’, Middle High German buter. German: possibly a short form of any of the various compound names formed with Butter ‘butter’ (see 2).

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


Similar surnames: Hutter, Better, Nutter, Futter, Butters, Bueter, Sutter, Butler

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Butter Family Origin

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Butter Family Occupations

What did your Butter ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Butter. 41% of Butter men worked as a Farmer and 37% of Butter women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Butter were Carpenter and Nurse

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    41%
  • Labourer
    12%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    37%
  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • Housewife
    16%
  • Nurse
    11%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Butter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 147,000 census records available for the last name Butter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Butter 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Butter. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Butter. For the veterans among your Butter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Butter Life Expectancy

What is the average Butter lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Butter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Butter in 1944 was 56, and 81 in 2004.

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