The German state of Bavariais the ancestral home of the Butnner family. Hereditary surnames
began to be used in Germany
during the 12th century. Names like Butnner, that came from the name of the job done by their initial bearer, were very popular. Butnner 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 Butnner family was responsible for making the barrels that held ale, beer and wines. In Bavaria
, the Butnner 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 Butnner family
The surname Butnner 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.
Early History of the Butnner family
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Butnner Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Butnner 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 Butnner family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Butnner family to the New World and Oceana
Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant
farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Butnner or a variant listed above: Caspar Buettner who, accompanied by his wife Maria Elisabetha Munch and his father-in-law, arrived in Philadelphia in 1730; Michael Buttner who arrived in Pennsylvania in Lancaster, Pa. in 1755.