Butman Family History

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Butman Name Meaning

North German (Butmann): from Middle Low German butenman ‘stranger’, ‘foreigner’ (from buten ‘outside’ + man ‘man’). North German (But(t)mann): perhaps an occupational name for a fish seller (see Butt 5). Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Bultman, Outman, Putman, Buxman, Gutman, Rutman, Budman, Hutman

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Butman Family Origin

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Butman Family Occupations

What did your Butman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Butman. A less common occupation for the Butman family was Laborer. The most common Butman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Butman's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


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

Butman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Butman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Butman 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 654 immigration records available for the last name Butman. 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 923 military records available for the last name Butman. For the veterans among your Butman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Butman Life Expectancy

What is the average Butman lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Butman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Butman in 1953 was 57, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Butman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Butman 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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