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Butner Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a maker or seller of buttons, Old French boutonier, from bo(u)ton ‘knob’, ‘lump’, specialized to mean ‘button’. Altered spelling of German Büttner (see Buettner).

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


Similar surnames: Butter, Butler, Botner, Cutler, Benner, Kutner, Gunner, Buttner

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Where is the Butner family from?

You can see how Butner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Butner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Butner families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 2 Butner families living in Ontario. This was about 67% of all the recorded Butner's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Butner families in 1911.
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What did your Butner ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Butner. .

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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
    100%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Butner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Butner 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 630 immigration records available for the last name Butner. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Butner. For the veterans among your Butner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Butner lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Butner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Butner in 1954 was 56, and 75 in 2004.

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