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The German state of Bavariais the ancestral home of the Butner family. 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.

Butner Early Origins



The surname Butner 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.

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Butner Spelling Variations


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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.

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Butner Early History


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Butner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Butner research. Another 197 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1792, 1616, 1679 and 1945 are included under the topic Early Butner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Butner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Butner Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Butner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Butner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Christoph Butner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • David Butner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754

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Contemporary Notables of the name Butner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Butner (post 1700)



  • Cory Butner (b. 1981), American silver medalist bobsledder at the 2012 Bobsleigh World Cup
  • Samuel E. Butner, American politician, Mayor of Salem, North Carolina (1896-1901) and (1903-1907)
  • John W. Butner, American politician, Mayor of Chillicothe, Missouri (1881-1883)
  • Henry Wolfe Butner (1875-1937), United States Army general in World War I, eponym of Camp Butner near Durham, North Carolina and the USS General H. W. Butner (AP-113)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    2. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    3. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    4. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Butner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Butner Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 4 May 2016 at 11:09.

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