Butt Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived near a place used for archery practice, from Middle English butte ‘mark for archery’, ‘target’, ‘goal’. In the Middle Ages archery practice was a feudal obligation, and every settlement had its practice area. English: topographic name from Middle English butte ‘strip of land abutting on a boundary’, ‘short strip or ridge at right angles to other strips in a common field’. English: from Middle English butte, bott ‘butt’, ‘cask’, applied as a metonymic occupational name for a cooper or as a nickname possibly for a heavy drinker or for a large, fat man. English: from a Middle English personal name, But(t), of unknown origin, perhaps originally a nickname meaning ‘short and stumpy’, and akin to late Middle English butt ‘thick end’, ‘stump’, ‘buttock’ (of Germanic origin). German and English: in both Middle Low German and Middle English the word but(te) denoted various types of marine fish, originally a fish with a blunt head, for example halibut (German Heilbutt) or turbot (German Steinbutt), and the surname may in some cases be a metonymic occupational name for a seller of fish or salt fish. Kashmiri: variant of Bhatt.

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


Similar surnames: Batt, Hutt, Bott, Tutt, Nutt, Bunt, Butz, Burt, Buth, Dutt

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Butt Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    5%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Bricklayer

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Butt family was Bricklayer. The most common Butt occupation in the UK was Labourer. 5% of Butt's were Labourers. Labourer, Farmer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Butt.

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Between 1943 and 2004, Butt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Butt in 1943 was 70, and 78 in 2004.

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