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Butz Name Meaning

(mainly Switzerland) from a derivative of Butzo, a pet form of the personal name Burkhard (see Burkhart). (Bütz(e)): topographic name for someone who lived near a well, from Middle High German bütze ‘well’, ‘puddle’ (from Latin puteus). South German: nickname from Middle High German butze denoting something small: an apple core, a small piece of something left over, a small person, a poltergeist.

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


Similar surnames: Butt, Putz, Bitz, Mutz, Bautz, Kutz, Rutz, Lutz, Utz, Betz

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Where is the Butz family from?

You can see how Butz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Butz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Butz families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 45 Butz families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 76% of all the recorded Butz's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Butz families in 1840.
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What did your Butz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Butz. 18% of Butz men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Butz women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Butz were Clerk and Clerk.

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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
    18%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Clerk
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Butz. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Butz. For the veterans among your Butz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Butz lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Butz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Butz in 1948 was 36, and 77 in 2004.

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