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Buttles Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Buttle itself a variant of Bottle or Boutell .

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


Similar surnames: Buttler, Battles, Butler, Buttke, Tuttle, Butters, Butter, Battle

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Where is the Buttles family from?

You can see how Buttles families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Buttles family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Buttles families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Buttles families living in Ohio. This was about 23% of all the recorded Buttles's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Buttles families in 1840.
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What did your Buttles ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Buttles. 31% of Buttles men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Buttles women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Buttles were Clerk and House Work. .

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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

  • Laborer
    31%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Clerk
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    23%
  • Cook
    19%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • House Work
    10%
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Passenger Lists

There are 284 immigration records available for the last name Buttles. 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 440 military records available for the last name Buttles. For the veterans among your Buttles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Buttles lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Buttles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Buttles in 1958 was 62, and 73 in 2004.

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