Beutel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The German state of Bavariais the ancestral home of the Beutel family. Hereditary surnames began to be used in Germany during the 12th century. Names like Beutel, that came from the name of the job done by their initial bearer, were very popular. Beutel is an occupational name for a cooper or a barrel maker. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the German word Bute, which means cask or wine barrel. In the Middle Ages, the Beutel family was responsible for making the barrels that held ale, beer and wines. In Bavaria, the Beutel family became renowned for its many branches and for the influential role it played in the social, economic and political development of the region.

Early Origins of the Beutel family

The surname Beutel was first found in Bavaria, where the name Buttner became noted for its many branches within the region where each house acquired a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. Over time, the family became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility.

Early History of the Beutel family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beutel research. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1792, 1616, 1679 and 1945 are included under the topic Early Beutel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Beutel Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Beutel include Buttner, Butner, Buttnner, Butnner, Beuttner, Butener, Buttener, Buttnen, Buttnel, Buttnele, Butnen, Butnel, Butnele, Bottner, Boettner, Buettner, Botner, Boetner and many more.

Early Notables of the Beutel family (pre 1700)

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United States Beutel migration to the United States +

European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Beutels to arrive in North America, and among them were:

Beutel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Peter Beutel, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1835 [1]
  • Leonh Beutel, aged 7, who landed in America in 1853 [1]
  • Elisabetha Beutel, who landed in America in 1853 [1]
  • Franz Joseph Beutel, who landed in America in 1853 [1]
  • Frz Joseph Beutel, aged 33, who arrived in America in 1853 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Beutel Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • John Beutel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1905 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Beutel (post 1700) +

  • Jack Beutel (1915-1989), American film and television actor
  • William "Bill" Charles Beutel (1930-2006), American journalist best known for working over four decades with the American Broadcasting Company
  • Jens Beutel (b. 1946), German politician and a member of the Social Democratic Party, Lord Mayor of Mainz since 1997
  • Courtney Beutel (b. 1990), Australian footballer


  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)


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