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Butcher Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a butcher or slaughterer from Middle English Anglo-Norman French bocher bouch(i)er bowcher (Old French bochier bouchier a derivative of bouc ‘ram’). Americanized form of Slovenian and Croatian Bučar (see Bucar ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Butcher family from?

You can see how Butcher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Butcher family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Butcher families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 274 Butcher families living in Ontario. This was about 61% of all the recorded Butcher's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Butcher families in 1911.
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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 Canada 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 Saleslady. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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