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Buttler Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): variant of Butler . German: occupational name for a village tavern owner from French bouteillier ‘butler’. Americanized form of German Buttlar: habitational name from a place so named in Thuringia.

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


Similar surnames: Butter, Butler, Kuttler, Suttner, Buckler, Butner, Cutler, Buttles

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Where is the Buttler family from?

You can see how Buttler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Buttler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Buttler families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 112 Buttler families living in Ontario. This was about 37% of all the recorded Buttler's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Buttler families in 1911.
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What did your Buttler ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Buttler. 58% of Buttler men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Buttler women worked as a Servant. .

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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
    58%
  • Fisherman
    14%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Machinist
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Servant
    100%
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Census Records

There are 44,000 census records available for the last name Buttler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Buttler 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Buttler. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Buttler. For the veterans among your Buttler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Buttler lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Buttler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Buttler in 1954 was 45, and 83 in 2004.

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