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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 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Butman family from?

You can see how Butman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Butman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Butman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 10 Butman families living in Ontario. This was about 48% of all the recorded Butman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Butman families in 1911.
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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 USA 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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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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What is the average Butman lifespan?

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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