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Butterly Family History

Butterly Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places called Butterley, in Derbyshire and Herefordshire, or from Butterleigh in Devon. All are named with Old English butere ‘butter’ + leah ‘pasture’.

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


Similar surnames: Betterley, Butter, Byerly, Butters, Buttery, Easterly, Battersby

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Where is the Butterly family from?

You can see how Butterly families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Butterly family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Butterly families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Butterly family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Butterly's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Butterly families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Butterly surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Butterly ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Butterly. 24% of Butterly men worked as a Salesman and 43% of Butterly women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Butterly were Clerk and School 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

  • Salesman
    24%
  • Machinist
    20%
  • Druggist
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    43%
  • Stenographer
    29%
  • School Teacher
    29%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Butterly. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Butterly 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 Butterly. 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 459 military records available for the last name Butterly. For the veterans among your Butterly ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Butterly lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2003, in the United States, Butterly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Butterly in 1954 was 62, and 79 in 2003.

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