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

What did your Butterfield ancestors do for a living?

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

View Census data for Butterfield | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    22%
  • Clerk

    11%
  • Bank Agnet

    6%
  • Farm Labourer

    6%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Butterfield ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Butterfield Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Butterfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Butterfield 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Butterfield. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Butterfield. For the veterans among your Butterfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Butterfield Life Expectancy

What is the average Butterfield lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Butterfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Butterfield in 1945 was 39, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Butterfield

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Butterfield ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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