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Buttolph Name Meaning

English (Norfolk): from the medieval personal name Botolph or Botolf (Old English bōt ‘advantage’ + wulf ‘wolf’). Saint Botolph (died 680) is said to have introduced the Benedictine rule into England and brought Christianity to East Anglia. Boston in Lincolnshire was named in Old English as Botulves stan ‘Saint Botolph's stone’.

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


Similar surnames: Buxton, Buttrick, Buttles, Burton, Bottomley, Butterly, Buttler

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Where is the Buttolph family from?

You can see how Buttolph families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Buttolph family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Buttolph families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 35 Buttolph families living in Norfolk. This was about 88% of all the recorded Buttolph's in United Kingdom. Norfolk had the highest population of Buttolph families in 1891.
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What did your Buttolph ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Buttolph. 37% of Buttolph men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Buttolph women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Buttolph were Manager and Seamstress. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    37%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Manager
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    50%
  • Housekeeper
    30%
  • Seamstress
    20%
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Passenger Lists

There are 464 immigration records available for the last name Buttolph. 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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There are 587 military records available for the last name Buttolph. For the veterans among your Buttolph ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Buttolph lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Buttolph life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Buttolph in 1958 was 48, and 67 in 2004.

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