Button Family History

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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?

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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Carpenter


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.

Button Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 150,000 census records available for the last name Button. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Button 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Button. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Button. For the veterans among your Button ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Button Life Expectancy

What is the average Button lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Button life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Button in 1951 was 35, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Button

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Button 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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