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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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Where is the Butters family from?

You can see how Butters families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Butters family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Butters families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 50 Butters families living in Ontario. This was about 61% of all the recorded Butters's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Butters families in 1911.
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What did your Butters ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Butters. 54% of Butters men worked as a Farmer.

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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
  • Labourer
  • Conductor
  • Farmers Son
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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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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