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The surname Butler was first found in Prussia, where the name emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Butler, Buttlar, Büttner, Butlers, Butlern, Butlen, Butlinck, Buttler and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Butler research. Another 230 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1681, 1710, 1782, and 1874 are included under the topic Early Butler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Butler Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Samuel Butler, who landed in America in 1620
  • Francis Butler, who arrived in Virginia in 1624-1625
  • Geo Butler, aged 27, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Gyles Butler, who landed in America in 1635
  • Jo Butler, aged 13, arrived in Virginia in 1635
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Butler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Butler, who landed in Virginia in 1701
  • Alice Butler, who landed in Virginia in 1702
  • Bridgett Butler, who arrived in Virginia in 1704
  • Edward Butler, who arrived in Virginia in 1706
  • Simon Butler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1710
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Butler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anthony Butler, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1803
  • Daniel Butler, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1806
  • Eliza Butler, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • Andrew Butler, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • George Butler, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
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Butler Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Edward Butler, who arrived in Halifax Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • John Butler, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Richard Butler, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Edward Butler, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1752
  • Mr. Alfred Butler U.E. who settled in Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783 he was part of the Penobscot Association [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
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Butler Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Alice Elizabeth Butler, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1810
  • Catherine Butler, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1818
  • Elizabeth Alice Butler, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1818
  • Michael Butler, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1824
  • James Butler, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1825
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Butler Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry Butler, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia
  • William Butler, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Adamant" on March 16, 1821, settling in New South Wales, Australia
  • John Butler, a wool-sorter, arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • James Butler, English convict from Gloucester, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on October 16, 1826, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia
  • James Butler, English convict from York, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on February 22, 1834, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Austraila
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Butler Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • J G Butler landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1823
  • Thomas Butler landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1836
  • James Butler landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Martha Ridgway
  • J G Butler landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship "Bolton"
  • Thomas Charles Butler landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
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  • John "Jack" Bradshaw Butler (1927-2013), American NFL football cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame (2012)
  • Pierce Butler (1744-1822), American soldier, planter, and statesman, one of United States' Founding Fathers
  • Major-General William Ormond Butler (1895-1962), American Commanding General 6th Air Force (1944-1945)
  • Brigadier-General Frederic Bates Butler (1896-1987), American Commanding General Granite City Engineer Department (1950)
  • Robert Neil Butler (1927-2007), American physician, gerontologist, and psychiatrist awarded the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction
  • Robert Olen Butler Jr. (b. 1945), American author and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1993
  • Octavia Estelle Butler (1947-2006), American science fiction writer
  • Nicholas Murray Butler (1862-1947), American educationist
  • Colin Gasking Butler OBE FRS (1913-2016), British entomologist, Head of Entomology Department, Rothamsted Experimental Station, Harpenden, 1972-1976
  • William Henry "Harry" Butler AO CBE (1930-2015), Australian naturalist and environmental consultant
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Butler Historic Events



Empress of Ireland

  • Miss Rose Butler, Canadian Second Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

Halifax Explosion

  • Mrs. Ethel  Butler (1893-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Kenneth Norman Hilton Butler (1920-1941), Australian Supply Assistant from South Perth, Western Australia, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking
  • Mr. Stanley Wilfred Butler (1917-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Devonport, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Horace A Butler (b. 1894), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Northampton, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Ivor Butler, British Stoker, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Harry Butler, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking
  • Mr. John Butler, British Stoker 1st Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking
  • Mr. Leonard Lincoln Butler, British Bandmaster Corporal, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie)

  • Steven Lee Butler (1953-1988), American Teacher from Denver, Colorado, America, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. William M. Butler, American 3rd Class passenger from New York, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Mrs. Margaret Butler, English 2nd Class passenger from Manchester, England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered
  • Mr. Thomas O'Brien Butler, Irish 2nd Class passenger from Ireland, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Mr. Joseph Butler, English Fireman from Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Reginald Fenton Butler (d. 1912), aged 25, English Second Class passenger from Southsea, Hampshire who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett
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  • The Ancestry of Blanche Butler Ames and Adelbert Ames by Pauline Ames Plimpton.
  • Della Elizabeth Butler Hudson Be.
  • : Her Family and Ancestors by Martha Ann Butler.
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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
  2. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
  3. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
  4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
  9. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
  10. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
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