Buttermore Family History

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Buttermore Name Meaning

Origin uncertain. It may be an altered spelling of the Irish surname Buttimer, which MacLysaght describes as a well-known County Cork name since the 16th century, from an earlier English form Botymer. Alternatively, it may be an English habitational name from either of two places, in Cumbria and Wiltshire, named Buttermere, from Old English butere ‘butter’ + mere ‘lake’. The surname, however, is absent from current English records, and of the six bearers recorded in the 1881 British census, one was born in Ireland and two in the Netherlands.

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

Similar surnames: Butterworth, Livermore, Butterly, Butter, Rutherford, Buttrick

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Buttermore Family Origin

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Buttermore Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Buttermore. 22% of Buttermore men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Buttermore women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Buttermore were Mechanic and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Mechanic

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Bookkeeper
  • Clerk

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

Buttermore Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Buttermore. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Buttermore 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 142 immigration records available for the last name Buttermore. 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 664 military records available for the last name Buttermore. For the veterans among your Buttermore ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Buttermore Life Expectancy

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Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Buttermore life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Buttermore in 1947 was 47, and 87 in 2004.

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