Butterly Family History

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Butterly Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places called Butterley, in Derbyshire and Herefordshire, or from Butterleigh in Devon. All are named with Old English butere ‘butter’ + leah ‘pasture’.

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

Similar surnames: Betterley, Butter, Byerly, Butters, Buttery, Easterly, Battersby

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Butterly Family Origin

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Butterly Family Occupations

What did your Butterly ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Bricklayers Labourer, Carman and Castle Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Butterly. The most common Butterly occupation in the UK was Bricklayers Labourer. 11% of Butterly's were Bricklayers Labourers. A less common occupation for the Butterly family was Coal Miner.

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  • Bricklayers Labourer

  • Carman

  • Castle Servant

  • Coal Miner


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

Butterly Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Butterly. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Butterly 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 901 immigration records available for the last name Butterly. 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 459 military records available for the last name Butterly. For the veterans among your Butterly ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Butterly Life Expectancy

What is the average Butterly lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2003, in the United States, Butterly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Butterly in 1954 was 62, and 79 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Butterly

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Butterly 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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