Butterfield Family History

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Butterfield Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a pasture for cattle or at a dairy farm, or a habitational name from a place named Butterfield (for example in West Yorkshire), from Old English butere ‘butter’ + feld ‘open country’.

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

Similar surnames: Sutterfield, Overfield, Berfield, Burfield, Benefield, Barfield

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Butterfield Family Origin

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Butterfield Family Occupations

What did your Butterfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Butterfield. 1% of Butterfield men worked as a General Labourer and 51% of Butterfield women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Butterfield were Builders Labourer and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Colliery Hewer
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Butterfield Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 166,000 census records available for the last name Butterfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Butterfield 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Butterfield. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Butterfield. For the veterans among your Butterfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Butterfield Life Expectancy

What is the average Butterfield lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Butterfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Butterfield in 1945 was 39, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Butterfield

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Butterfield 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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