Butterfield Family History

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Butterfield Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a pasture for cattle or at a dairy farm, or a habitational name from a place named Butterfield (for example in West Yorkshire), from Old English butere ‘butter’ + feld ‘open country’.

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


Similar surnames: Sutterfield, Overfield, Berfield, Burfield, Benefield, Barfield

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Butterfield Family Origin

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Butterfield Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Clerk

    11%
  • Bank Agnet

    6%
  • Farm Labourer

    6%

In 1881, Farmer, Clerk and Bank Agnet were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Butterfield. A less common occupation for the Butterfield family was Farm Labourer. The most common Butterfield occupation in Canada was Farmer. 22% of Butterfield's were Farmers.

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Butterfield Historical Records

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Butterfield Life Expectancy

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