Buttler Family History

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Buttler Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Butler. German: occupational name for a village tavern owner, from French bouteillier ‘butler’. Respelling of the German habitational name Buttlar, from a place so named in Thuringia.

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

Similar surnames: Butter, Butler, Kuttler, Suttner, Buckler, Butner, Cutler, Buttles

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Buttler Family Origin

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Buttler Family Occupations

What did your Buttler ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Buttler ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Buttler Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 44,000 census records available for the last name Buttler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Buttler 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Buttler. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Buttler. For the veterans among your Buttler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Buttler Life Expectancy

What is the average Buttler lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Buttler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Buttler in 1954 was 45, and 83 in 2004.

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