× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2017

Origins Available: English, German



Multiple Origins for the Surname Butt


English


The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 brought many new words to England from which surnames were formed. Butt was one of these new Norman names. It was specifically tailored to its first bearer, who was a nickname for the Middle English word butt meaning "thicker end" or "stump," in other words a name for a thickset person. Alternatively the name could have been derived from the Middle English word "butt" or the Old French word "but" which both meant a target or mark for archery. In this latter case, the name would be ascribed to one who lived near archery butts or perhaps an archer. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


Butt Early Origins



The surname Butt was first found in the village named Butt in Normandy where William Bot was listed in 1195-1198 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
. Another source claims the name was derived from "the name of several places in the arrondissement of Falaise." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
The earliest records of the name in England include Robertus filius But who was listed in 1137 and Godlambus filius But who was listed in Norfolk in 1133-1160. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
A few years later, Walter Botte was listed in Oxfordshire in the Rotulus Pipe Rolls in 1189 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
and Roger But who was Viscount of Southampton in 1203 (Magn. Rotulus).

Close

Butt Spelling Variations


Expand

Butt Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Butt, But, Butte and others.

Close

Butt Early History


Expand

Butt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Butt research. Another 178 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1203, 1486 and 1545 are included under the topic Early Butt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Butt Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Butt Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Butt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Butt In Ireland


Expand

Butt In Ireland



Some of the Butt family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Butt or a variant listed above:

Butt Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Butt, who landed in Virginia in 1640 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • James Butt, who arrived in Virginia in 1650 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • William Butt, who landed in Virginia in 1696 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Butt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Butt, aged 51, who arrived in New York in 1812 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Butt who arrived in New York in 1812
  • John Butt, who arrived in New York, NY in 1830 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Lena Butt, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Dietr Butt who arrived in North America between 1832 and 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Butt Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Annie Butt, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Worcester, in 1904
  • Chas. H. Butt, aged 22, who landed in America from Bristol, in 1907
  • Florence Annie Butt, aged 35, who settled in America from Ampthill, England, in 1909
  • Charles Butt, aged 55, who emigrated to the United States from Southampton, England, in 1909
  • Charles John Butt, aged 46, who emigrated to the United States from Shaftesbury, England, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Butt Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Roger Butt who settled in Carbonear, Newfoundland, in 1675 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Butt Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Butt, who settled in Conception Bay, Newfoundland, in 1706 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Joseph Butt, who settled in Crockers Cove (Carbonear), Newfoundland, in 1706 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Joseph Butt, who settled in Clown's Cove, Newfoundland, in 1747 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Edward Butt, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Joseph Butt, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Butt Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mr. James Butt, aged 10 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Sir Henry Pottinger" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 16)

Butt Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Florence Butt, aged 30, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1912
  • Emma Butt, aged 30, who emigrated to Port au Port, Newfoundland, in 1915
  • Charles Butt, aged 40, who emigrated to Vancouver, Canada, in 1920
  • Donald Butt, aged 0, who settled in Cupids, Newfoundland, in 1922
  • Eliza Butt, aged 56, who emigrated to Trinity, Newfoundland, in 1924
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Butt Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Butt, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1849 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Navarino.htm
  • Thomas Butt, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Blundell" in 1851 [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BLUNDELL 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Blundell.htm
  • Benjamin Butt, aged 18, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "China" [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) China 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/china1852.shtml

Butt Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Butt, who landed in Nelson, New Zealand in 1840
  • Thomas Butt, aged 31, a shepherd, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Butt (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Butt (post 1700)



  • Howard Edward Butt (1927-2016), American owner of HEB Grocery Company, LP, son of Howard Butt Sr
  • Howard Edward Butt Sr. (1895-1991), American businessman and philanthropist, founder of the HEB grocery store chain
  • William M. Butt (1805-1864), American politician, Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, 1854-55
  • William Butt, American Republican politician, Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1959
  • Mrs. William Butt, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1964
  • W. M. Butt, American Democrat politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives from Beaufort County, 1921-22
  • Tom Butt, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Richmond, California, 2001
  • Thomas Franklin Butt (1917-2000), American politician, Delegate to Arkansas State Constitutional Convention, 1979
  • Peter Butt, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1972
  • John F. Butt, American Democrat politician, Chair of Adams County Democratic Party, 1937
  • ... (Another 18 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Close

Butt Historic Events


Expand

Butt Historic Events




RMS Titanic


Close

Motto


Expand

Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Possunt quia posse videntur
Motto Translation: They conquer who believe they can


Close

Butt Family Crest Products


Expand

Butt Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  3. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  4. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  5. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  6. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 16)
  7. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Navarino.htm
  8. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BLUNDELL 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Blundell.htm
  9. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHINA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/china1852.shtml

Other References

  1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  11. ...

The Butt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Butt 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 16 February 2017 at 19:26.

Sign Up

  


FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
House of Names on Facebook
Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
Houseofnames on Pinterest