Butters Family History

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Butters Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Butter 1. English: occupational name for a servant working in a wine cellar, Norman French boterie (see Buttery), with the Middle English genitive -s. German: variant of Butter 2.

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

Similar surnames: Butter, Buttery, Matters, Butler, Sutter, Nutter, Mutter, Better

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Butters Ethnicity Estimate

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These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Butters. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Butters Family Origin

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Butters Family Occupations

What did your Butters ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Butters occupation in Canada was Farmer. 46% of Butters's were Farmers. Farmer, Farmer Son and Farmers Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Butters. A less common occupation for the Butters family was Female Farmer.

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  • Farmer

  • Farmer Son

  • Farmers Son

  • Female Farmer


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Butters Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 43,000 census records available for the last name Butters. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Butters 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Butters. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Butters. For the veterans among your Butters ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Butters Life Expectancy

What is the average Butters lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Butters life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Butters in 1943 was 28, and 69 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Butters 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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