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Butterworth Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name from places named Butterworth in Lancashire (near Rochdale) and in West Yorkshire. Both are so named with Old English butere ‘butter’ + worð ‘enclosure’. The surname is recorded from an early date in each of these two places; it probably arose independently in each.

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


Similar surnames: Buttermore, Shuttleworth, Cumberworth, Burnworth, Whitworth, Cudworth

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Butterworth Family Origin

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Butterworth Family Occupations

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  • Cotton Weaver

    4%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Housekeeper

    2%
  • Labourer

    2%

In 1881, Cotton Weaver, Coal Miner and Housekeeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Butterworth. A less common occupation for the Butterworth family was Labourer. The most common Butterworth occupation in the UK was Cotton Weaver. 4% of Butterworth's were Cotton Weavers.

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Butterworth Historical Records

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Butterworth Life Expectancy

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