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Butterbaugh History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Butterbaugh family were part of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. They lived in the counties of Perth and Fife (now in the modern regions of Tayside and Fife, respectively), and is likely from the village of Buttergask in the parish of Ardoch.

Early Origins of the Butterbaugh family

The surname Butterbaugh was first found in Fife and Perthshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Butterbaugh family

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Butterbaugh Spelling Variations

In medieval Scotland, names were more often spelled according to sound than any regular set of rules. An enormous number of spelling variations were the result. Over the years, the name Butterbaugh has been spelled Buttar, Butter, Butters, Buttars and others.

Early Notables of the Butterbaugh family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Butterbaugh family to the New World and Oceana

In such difficult times, Ireland, Australia, and North America looked like better homes for many Scots. The trips were expensive and grueling, but also rewarding, as the colonies were havens for those unwelcome in the old country. That legacy did not die easily, though, and many were forced to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. The Scottish legacy has resurface in more recent times, though, through Clan societies, highland games, and other organizations. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the old Scottish name of Butterbaugh:

Butterbaugh Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Elsie Butterbaugh, aged 30, who settled in Washington D.C., in 1920

The Butterbaugh Motto

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Diriget Deus
Motto Translation: God will direct it.

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