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Button Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of buttons, from Old French bo(u)ton ‘knob’, ‘lump’, specialized to mean ‘button’. Compare Butner.

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


Similar surnames: Mutton, Hutton, Bufton, Sutton, Lutton, Bitton, Buxton, Burton

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Button Family Origin

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Button Family Occupations

What did your Button ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    6%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Button. The most common Button occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Button's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Button family was Carpenter.

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Button Historical Records

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Button Life Expectancy

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Famous Button Family

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Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
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Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
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