The name Boutellier is rooted in the Old French translation a "bouteiller," a name for someone who was in charge of the wine cellar. This person was generally the head of the servants, the administrator of the estates, and held considerable power.
Early Origins of the Boutellier family
The surname Boutellier was first found in Normandy
where they held a family seat
as Seigniors of Wemme. Their ancient title was Butler (Bouteillier) to the Counts of Meulent (Robert de Beaumont about 1066,) the actual family name being Pincerna. This title was then adopted as a surname.
Early History of the Boutellier family
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Boutellier Spelling Variations
Endless spelling variations
are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Bouteiller, Boutteillier, Bouthellier, Bouteillier, LeBoutillier, LeBouteillier, Boutillier, LeBoutillier, Boutouiller, Botelers, de Buitlier, LeBoutellier, Boutellier and many more.
Early Notables of the Boutellier family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boutellier family to Ireland
Some of the Boutellier family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Boutellier family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Boutellier Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Catherine Boutellier, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
- Elisabeth Boutellier, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
- George Boutellier, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
- Jaque Boutellier, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
- Jean Boutellier, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
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Contemporary Notables of the name Boutellier (post 1700)
- W. H. Boutellier, American politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Middletown, 1912 CITATION[CLOSE]
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