Butman Family History
Butman Name Meaning
Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): occupational name for a shoemaker from Polish or Ukrainian but ‘boot’ + Yiddish man ‘man’. Americanized form of German Buttmann: of French (Huguenot) origin from Boudemont unexplained. Compare Putman . Americanized form of North German Buttmann: perhaps an occupational name for a fish seller (see Butt ).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press