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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

What did your Buttermore ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Buttermore. The most common Buttermore occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Buttermore's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Buttermore family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Keeping House

    13%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Blacksmith

    3%

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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 642 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 1,000 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

What is the average Buttermore lifespan?

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Buttermore ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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