name Butlin comes from when the family resided in Norfolk
,where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.
Early Origins of the Butlin family
The surname Butlin was first found in Norfolk
, but early records also revealed that the name was found in Northamptonshire where Boutevillaine was changed to Butlin. Such changes were frequently listed "Butlin alias Boutevillaine" up to the time of Elizabeth. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the Butlin family
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Butlin Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Butlin has been recorded under many different variations, including Butlin, Butevilain, Buteuillanus, Butevilein, Botevileyn, Botevilein, Botevelyn, Butveleyn, Butlyn, Butlen, Botlin and many more.
Early Notables of the Butlin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Butlin family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Butlin or a variant listed above:
Butlin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Butlin who arrived in Barbados in 1668
Contemporary Notables of the name Butlin (post 1700)
- Paul Butlin (b. 1976), English heavyweight boxer
- Barry Desmond Butlin (b. 1949), former English footballer
- Martin Butlin, British author and historian
- Sir William Edmund "Billy" Butlin (1899-1980), English South Africa-born holiday camp promoter, founder of Butlins Holiday Camps
- Ron Butlin (b. 1949), Scottish poet