Buettner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The German state of Bavariais the ancestral home of the Buettner family. Hereditary surnames began to be used in Germany during the 12th century. Names like Buettner, that came from the name of the job done by their initial bearer, were very popular. Buettner 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 Buettner family was responsible for making the barrels that held ale, beer and wines. In Bavaria, the Buettner 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 Buettner family

The surname Buettner 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 Buettner family

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

Buettner Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name 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 Buettner family (pre 1700)

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United States Buettner migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Buettner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Caspar Buettner who, accompanied by his wife Maria Elisabetha Munch and his father-in-law, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1730
  • Caspar Buettner, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1730 [1]
  • Gottlob Buettner, who arrived in New York, NY in 1741 [1]
Buettner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Friederike Buettner, who landed in America in 1854 [1]
  • Andreas Buettner, accompanied by his five children, all of whom arrived in Texas in 1854
  • Maria Magdalena Buettner, who landed in Texas in 1854 [1]
  • Eberhard Buettner, who arrived in St Clair County, III in 1857 [1]
  • John Adam Buettner, aged 39, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1860 [1]
Buettner Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Gustav Buettner, aged 61, who landed in America from Budsin, Germany, in 1914
  • Georg Buettner, aged 23, who immigrated to the United States from Nuestadt, Germany, in 1921
  • Else Buettner, aged 19, who immigrated to the United States from Dresden, Germany, in 1922
  • Franz Buettner, aged 20, who landed in America from Plauen, Germany, in 1922
  • Georg Buettner, aged 24, who landed in America from Mettingen, Germany, in 1923
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Buettner (post 1700) +

  • Carol A. Buettner (b. 1948), American politician, member of the Wisconsin State Assembly and Wisconsin State Senate
  • Erica Buettner, American indie folk singer songwriter
  • Dan Buettner (b. 1960), American explorer, cyclist, author and public speaker
  • Joyce Margueritte Ellis Buettner (b. 1937), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972 [2]
  • Jonathan Buettner (b. 1960), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 2004 [2]
  • Carol A. Buettner, American Republican politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly, 1983-87; Member of Wisconsin State Senate, 1987-92 [2]
  • Michael Buettner (b. 1973), Australian former professional rugby league 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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