Boutcher is a name that was carried to England
in the great wave of migration from Normandy
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. It is a name for a person who worked as a "butcher." The name is derived from the Old English root "boucher," or the Old French root, "bouchier." Another possible derivation suggests that the name was given to families who dwelt in the French area of Boursieres. The two names have become confused over time, and the derivation of individual cases is subsequently extremely difficult to determine.
Early Origins of the Boutcher family
The surname Boutcher was first found in Salop (Shropshire) where they held a family seat
after the Norman Conquest
in 1066. Anciently the family held lands in Burgundy, to which they gave the name Boursieres.
Early History of the Boutcher family
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Boutcher Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations
are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Boutcher has been recorded under many different variations, including Butcher, Butchere, Butchers, Boucher, Bucher, Buchere, Boutcher and many more.
Early Notables of the Boutcher family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boutcher family to Ireland
Some of the Boutcher family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 154 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Boutcher family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Boutcher Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Thomas Boutcher, aged 38, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Marshall Bennett" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARSHALL BENNETT 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/marshallbennett1852.shtml