Butterworth Family History
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Butterworth Name Meaning
English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name from places named Butterworth in Lancashire (near Rochdale) and in West Yorkshire. Both are so named with Old English butere ‘butter’ + worð ‘enclosure’. The surname is recorded from an early date in each of these two places; it probably arose independently in each.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press