Butcher Family History

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Butcher Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a butcher or slaughterer, Middle English bo(u)cher (Old French bouchier, a derivative of bouc ‘ram’).

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


Similar surnames: Boucher, Bucher, Buscher, Witcher, Letcher, Hatcher, Butner, Bither

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Butcher Family Origin

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Butcher Family Occupations

What did your Butcher ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Butcher. 34% of Butcher men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Butcher women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Butcher were Clerk and Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Labourer
    10%
  • Laborer
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Servant
    10%

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

Butcher Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 415,000 census records available for the last name Butcher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Butcher 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 28,000 immigration records available for the last name Butcher. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 33,000 military records available for the last name Butcher. For the veterans among your Butcher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Butcher Life Expectancy

What is the average Butcher lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Butcher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Butcher in 1940 was 40, and 72 in 2004.

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