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Butler Name Meaning

English and Irish: from a word that originally denoted a wine steward, usually the chief servant of a medieval household, from Norman French butuiller (Old French bouteillier, Latin buticularius, from buticula ‘bottle’). In the large households of royalty and the most powerful nobility, the title came to denote an officer of high rank and responsibility, only nominally concerned with the supply of wine, if at all. Anglicized form of French Boutilier. Jewish (from Poland and Ukraine): occupational name for a bottle maker, from Yiddish butl ‘bottle’ + the agent suffix -er.

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


Similar surnames: Cutler, Butter, Buller, Butner, Beutler, Buttler, Kugler, Bitler

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Butler Family Origin

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Butler Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Butler family was Coal Miner . Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Butler. The most common Butler occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Butler's were Agricultural Labourers.

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