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Butt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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The German state of Prussia, which reached the zenith of its power in the late 19th century, is the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Butt. In the medieval era, after the fall of the Roman Empire, the German lands were inhabited by a variety of Barbarian tribes. The borders of the Barbarian kingdoms changed frequently, but the region that became known as Prussia was roughly divided between the areas of Brandenburg-Prussia, West Prussia, and East Prussia. The colorful history of Prussia provides a glimpse at the oldest origins of the Butt family. Brandenburg-Prussia is essentially the birthplace of modern Germany. By the 19th century, Brandenburg-Prussia had incorporated East Prussia, West Prussia and many other German territories. Moreover, in the late 19th century, it led the German states in the unification of Germany.


Early Origins of the Butt family


The surname Butt was first found in Prussia, where the name Butt was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the Butt family


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Another 70 words (5 lines of text) covering the year 1802 is included under the topic Early Butt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Butt Spelling Variations


In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Butt include Butt, Butte, But, Bute, Bott, Botte, Bot, Bote, Boet, Boett, Boette, Boete, Buett, Buet, Buete and many more.

Early Notables of the Butt family (pre 1700)


More information is included under the topic Early Butt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Butt family to the New World and Oceana


Prussia played an extremely influential role in shaping modern German history. It remained a part of Germany until after the Second World War. Prussia was divided among the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. Many Prussians became residents of these new countries after the War, and many migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North America. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly to Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Butt were

Butt Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Butt, who landed in Virginia in 1640 [1]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 [1]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 [1]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 [1]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 [1]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 [1]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 [2]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 [2]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 [2]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 [2]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 [3]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 [4]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 [5]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" [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) China 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/china1852.shtml
  • Mr. Edwin Butt, (b. 1821), aged 32, English farm labourer, from Nottingham, England, UK travelling aboard the ship "Trafalgar" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 10th March 1853, he died on board [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_1850_59.pdf
  • Mrs. Grace Butt, (b. 1823), aged 30, Cornish settler, from Ludgvan, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Trafalgar" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 10th March 1853 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_1850_59.pdf
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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
  • Mr. Thomas Butt, British settler travelling from London, UK with 1 child aboard the ship "Assaye" arriving in Auckland, North Island, New Zealand on 26th December 1874 [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html

Contemporary Notables of the name Butt (post 1700)


  • Howard Edward Butt Sr. (1895-1991), American businessman and philanthropist, founder of the HEB grocery store chain
  • Hugh Roland Butt (1910-2008), American physician who developed methods to treat hemorrhaging patients with vitamin K, President of the American College of Physicians in 1971 and 1972
  • Charles Clarence Butt (b. 1938), American billionaire businessman, son of Howard Butt
  • Howard Edward Butt (1927-2016), American owner of HEB Grocery Company, LP, son of Howard Butt Sr
  • Jimmy Lee Butt (b. 1921), prominent American agricultural engineer
  • Thomas Franklin Butt (b. 1917), American Judge who served as a professor of law at the University of Arkansas 1939-40
  • Lillian Stuart Butt (b. 1901), American educator who devoted her life to a wide variety of causes
  • Peter Butt, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1972 [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John F. Butt, American Democrat politician, Chair of Adams County Democratic Party, 1937 [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John Butt, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Auburn, Indiana, 1859-60 [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 24 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Butt family



RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Robert Henry Butt (d. 1912), aged 22, English Saloon Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett [10]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
  • William John Butt (1877-1912), English saloon steward, member of the engineering crew aboard the RMS Titanic who died in the sinking, his body was recovered by the Mackay-Bennett as No. 77 [10]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
  • Archibald Willingham DeGraffenreid Clarendon Butt (1865-1912), American journalist, military aide to U.S. presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft and diplomat who died in the sinking of the RMS Titanic [10]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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Citations


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Navarino.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BLUNDELL 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Blundell.htm
  6. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHINA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/china1852.shtml
  7. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_1850_59.pdf
  8. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  9. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  10. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html


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