Hereditary surnames began to be used in Germany during the 12th century. Names like Butner, that came from the name of the job done by their initial bearer, were very popular. Butner 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 Butner family was responsible for making the barrels that held ale, beer and wines. In Bavaria, the Butner 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 Butner family
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 Butner family
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Butner 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 Butner family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Butner family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Butner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Butner (post 1700)
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