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Button Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of buttons, from Old French bo(u)ton ‘knob’, ‘lump’, specialized to mean ‘button’. Compare Butner.

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

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Button Family Origin

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Button Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Button family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Button. The most common Button occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Button's were Farmers.

Source: Census data for Button | Data not to scale

Button Historical Records

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Button Life Expectancy

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Famous Button Family

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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)

John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
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