Butterfield Family History

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Butterfield Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a pasture for cattle or at a dairy farm, or a habitational name from a place named Butterfield (for example in West Yorkshire), from Old English butere ‘butter’ + feld ‘open country’.

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


Similar surnames: Sutterfield, Overfield, Berfield, Burfield, Benefield, Barfield

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Butterfield Family Origin

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Butterfield Family Occupations

What did your Butterfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Butterfield. The most common Butterfield occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Butterfield's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Butterfield family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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Butterfield Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Butterfield ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Butterfield Life Expectancy

What is the average Butterfield lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, Butterfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Butterfield in 1945 was 39, and 77 in 2004.

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