Bouton Family History
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Bouton Name Meaning
from the Old French oblique case of the Germanic personal name Bodo meaning ‘messenger’, ‘herald’ (see Bothe). nickname for someone with a prominent wart, carbuncle, or boil, from Old French bo(u)ton ‘knob’, ‘lump’, ‘excrescence’ (from bo(u)ter ‘to thrust or strike’). metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of buttons, from Old French bo(u)ton, the same word as in 2, specialized to mean ‘button’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Boutin, Button, Mouton, Boutot, Booton, Colton, Boutet, Bruton, Buron