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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

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Butter. A less common occupation for the Butter family was Farm Laborer. The most common Butter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Butter's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

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Butter Historical Records

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Butter Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, 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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