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Butchart History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname Butchart came from the Old English personal name Burgheard, which literally means fortess-hard. This name was recorded in the Domesday Book under the variant forms Burchadus, Burkart, Burchart, and Bucardus. The cognate Old German names Burghard and Burcard eventually became the Old French name Bouchart, which was imported into England following the Norman Conquest.


Early Origins of the Butchart family


The surname Butchart was first found in Suffolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Butchart family


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Butchart Spelling Variations


Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Butchart family name include Butchart, Burchart, Burchar, Buchard, Buchart and many more.

Early Notables of the Butchart family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Butchart family to the New World and Oceana


For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Butchart surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Butchart Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elizabeth Butchart who arrived in Maryland in 1774

Butchart Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Butchart, aged 8, who landed in America from Dundee, in 1893

Butchart Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Elizh. Butchart, aged 35, who landed in America from Dundee, in 1900
  • Ella Butchart, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from Arbroath, Scotland, in 1907
  • Lucy Butchart, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Dundee, Scotland, in 1907
  • Mary Butchart, aged 29, who landed in America from Sunderland, England, in 1908
  • Frances Butchart, aged 36, who emigrated to the United States from Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Butchart Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Willam Butchart, aged 23, who emigrated to Vancouver, Canada, in 1910
  • Winifred L. Butchart, aged 22, who settled in Owen Sound, Canada, in 1913
  • Peter Butchart, aged 53, who emigrated to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, in 1913
  • Alexander S. Butchart, aged 40, who emigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1913
  • Catharine M. Butchart, aged 53, who emigrated to Owen Sound, Canada, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Butchart (post 1700)


  • John Harvey Butchart, American ( China born), mathematics professor at Arizona State College (1945-)
  • Jennie Butchart (1866-1950), Canadian who in 1904 began to beautify the exhausted limestone quarry left behind from her husband's company in Brentwood Bay, B.C. The result is a series of gardens renowned worldwide with over one million visitors per year
  • Adrian Butchart, British screenwriter and film producer

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