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Butters Surname History



An ancient Pictish-Scottish family was the first to use the name Butters. It is a name for someone who 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 Butters family


The surname Butters 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 Butters family


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Another 110 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1600, 1608, 1664, 1672, and 1767 are included under the topic Early Butters History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Butters Spelling Variations


During the Middle Ages, there was no basic set of rules and scribes wrote according to sound. The correct spelling of Scottish names were further compromised after many haphazard translations from Gaelic to English and back. Spelling variations of the name Butters include Buttar, Butter, Butters, Buttars and others.

Early Notables of the Butters family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Butters family to the New World and Oceana


Scots left their country by the thousands to travel to Australia and North America. Desperate for freedom and an opportunity to fend for themselves, many paid huge fees and suffered under terrible conditions on long voyages. Still, for those who made the trip, freedom and opportunity awaited. In North America, many fought their old English oppressors in the American War of Independence. In recent years, Scottish heritage has been an increasingly important topic, as Clan societies and other organizations have renewed people's interest in their history. An examination of passenger and immigration lists shows many early settlers bearing the name of Butters:

Butters Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • P H Butters, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • G S Butters, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Butters, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1870 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Ada Butters, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from England, in 1892
  • Ethel A. Butters, aged 12, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1892
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Butters Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Fergus Butters, aged 38, who landed in America from England, in 1901
  • Charles Butters, aged 45, who settled in America, in 1904
  • George Butters, aged 24, who emigrated to America from Sydney, Australia, in 1908
  • Archibald Butters, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Fife, Scotland, in 1910
  • Charles M. Butters, aged 34, who landed in America, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Butters Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • George Price Butters, aged 41, who emigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1908
  • Henry Butters, aged 30, who settled in Hamilton, Canada, in 1914

Butters Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Richard Butters, (b. 1813), aged 26 born in Morval, Cornwall, UK convicted in Cornwall on 15th October 1839, sentenced for 15 years for housebreaking, transported aboard the ship "Mandarin" in 1840 to Van Diemen's Land, Tasmania, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/tasmanian_convicts_cornish.pdf
  • Mr. Thomas Butters, (b. 1789), aged 50 born in Morval, Cornwall, UK convicted in Cornwall on 31st December 1839, sentenced for 10 years for stealing potatoes, transported aboard the ship "Lord Lyndoch" in 1840 to Van Diemen's Land, Tasmania, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/tasmanian_convicts_cornish.pdf
  • Mr. Richard Butters, (b. 1813), aged 26, Cornish settler convicted in Cornwall, UK on 13th October 1839, sentenced for 15 years for housebreaking, transported aboard the ship "Mandarin" on 24th February 1840 to Van Diemen's Land, Tasmania, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_convicts.pdf
  • Mr. Thomas Butters, (b. 1789), aged 50, Cornish settler convicted in Cornwall, UK on 31st December 1839, sentenced for 10 years for stealing 4 gallons of potatoes from John Orr, transported aboard the ship "Lord Lyndoch" on 7th September 1840 to Van Diemen's Land, Tasmania, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_convicts.pdf
  • John Butters, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1848 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DAVID MALCOLM - EMIGRANT SHIP - 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848DavidMalcolm.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Butters (post 1700)


  • Thomas Arden Butters (1939-2016), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1962 to 1965)
  • William Joseph Butters (b. 1951), retired American professional ice hockey player
  • MaryJane Butters (b. 1953), American internationally recognized organic farmer, book author, environmental activist, and food manufacturer
  • Shirley S. Butters, American Democrat politician, Member of Democratic National Committee from Missouri, 1968-71 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Reuben Butters, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives, 1857-58, 1863-64; Member of Minnesota State Senate, 1866-68 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • George W. Butters, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Presidential Elector for Minnesota, 1908 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Thomas H. "Tom" Butters CM (1925-2015), Canadian politician from Northwest Territories, MLA Western Arctic (1970-1975), MLA Inuvik (1975-1991)
  • Adrian Butters (b. 1988), Canadian-born, Guyanese international soccer player
  • Frederick "Fred" A. Butters, English former professional rugby league footballer
  • Frank Joseph Arthur Butters (1878-1957), English racehorse trainer
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Butters family



RMS Lusitania

  • Miss Margaret Butters, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

See Also



Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/tasmanian_convicts_cornish.pdf
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_convicts.pdf
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DAVID MALCOLM - EMIGRANT SHIP - 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848DavidMalcolm.htm
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/


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