Butter Family History

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Butter Name Meaning

English: nickname for someone with some fancied resemblance to a bittern, perhaps in the booming quality of the voice, from Middle English, Old French butor ‘bittern’ (a word of obscure etymology). English and German: metonymic occupational name for a dairyman or seller of butter, from Old English butere ‘butter’, Middle High German buter. German: possibly a short form of any of the various compound names formed with Butter ‘butter’ (see 2).

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

Similar surnames: Hutter, Better, Nutter, Futter, Butters, Bueter, Sutter, Butler

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Butter Family Origin

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Butter Family Occupations

What did your Butter ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Carpenter

  • Joiner


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Butter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 147,000 census records available for the last name Butter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Butter 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Butter. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Butter. For the veterans among your Butter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Butter Life Expectancy

What is the average Butter lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Butter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Butter in 1944 was 56, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Butter 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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