Butcher Family History

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Butcher Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a butcher or slaughterer, Middle English bo(u)cher (Old French bouchier, a derivative of bouc ‘ram’).

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

Similar surnames: Boucher, Bucher, Buscher, Witcher, Letcher, Hatcher, Butner, Bither

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Butcher Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Butcher name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Butcher. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Butcher Family Origin

Where is the Butcher family from?

Butcher Family Occupations

What did your Butcher ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Butcher occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 8% of Butcher's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Butcher family was Carpenter. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Butcher.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Carpenter


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

Butcher Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 415,000 census records available for the last name Butcher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Butcher 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 28,000 immigration records available for the last name Butcher. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 33,000 military records available for the last name Butcher. For the veterans among your Butcher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Butcher Life Expectancy

What is the average Butcher lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Butcher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Butcher in 1940 was 40, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Butcher

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Butcher ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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