Butrick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Butrick name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Butrick was originally derived from a family having lived in Butterwick, a place-name found in various locations throughout England. There is a Butterwick in Durham, where it was recorded in 1131 as Boterwyk; Lincolnshire, where in the Domesday Book of 1086 [1] it was the site of two churches on lands held by Guy de Craon; in North Yorkshire, where there are two villages called Butterwick; and in Humber, where there are found East and West Butterwick. Butterwick means dairy farm where butter is made.

Early Origins of the Butrick family

The surname Butrick was first found in Lincolnshire, where Butterwick is a village that dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed there as Boterwyk and Butrvic.[1] East and West Butterwick are parishes and villages in the same shire and were listed as Butreuuic at that time. There are two villages named Butterwick in North Yorkshire. Both are listed in the Domesday Book and were listed as Butruic.

Early History of the Butrick family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Butrick research. Another 262 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1262, 1327, 1379, 1500, 1700, and 1755 are included under the topic Early Butrick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Butrick Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Butrick include Butterick, Buttrick, Butterwick, Boterwyk, Buterwyk, Butterwyk and many more.

Early Notables of the Butrick family (pre 1700)

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United States Butrick migration to the United States +

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Butrick Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Bertha Butrick, aged 42, who immigrated to America, in 1906

Contemporary Notables of the name Butrick (post 1700) +

  • Merritt R. Butrick (1959-1989), American actor
  • William H. Butrick, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Essex County, 1847-48 [2]
  • Sylvester Butrick, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from St. Lawrence County, 1833-34 [2]
  • Richard Porter Butrick (1894-1997), American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Valparaiso, 1921-22; Iquique, 1922-23; U.S. Consul in Guayaquil, 1924-26; Hankow, 1927-31; SAINT John, 1932; Shanghai, 1932-38 [2]

  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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