Butman Family History

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Butman Name Meaning

North German (Butmann): from Middle Low German butenman ‘stranger’, ‘foreigner’ (from buten ‘outside’ + man ‘man’). North German (But(t)mann): perhaps an occupational name for a fish seller (see Butt 5). Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Bultman, Outman, Putman, Buxman, Gutman, Rutman, Budman, Hutman

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Butman Family Origin

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Butman Family Occupations

What did your Butman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Butman. 21% of Butman men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Butman women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Butman were Clerk and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife

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

Butman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Butman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Butman 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 654 immigration records available for the last name Butman. 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 923 military records available for the last name Butman. For the veterans among your Butman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Butman Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Butman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Butman in 1953 was 57, and 76 in 2004.

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