Today's generation of the Buttale family bears a name that was brought to England
by the migration wave that was started by the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Buttale family lived at Bootle
in the suburbs of Liverpool, Lancashire
where the family can trace their origins to the early Middle Ages.
Early Origins of the Buttale family
The surname Buttale was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times. Conjecturally they are descended from Count Roger de Poitou, of Poitou. He was the son of Earl Roger of Poitou, who was one of the Norman nobles in the Battle of Hastings. The name of the hamlet was anciently Boltelai. The Count Poitou (Pictaviens) held Boltelai and numerous other Lordships in Lancashire
and the West Riding of Yorkshire
. He is recorded in the Domesday Book
taken in 1086 A.D. This hamlet later became known as Bootle and at this time there is no record of any habitation known as Liverpool of which Bootle is now a Borough.
Early History of the Buttale family
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Buttale Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Buttale include Butil, Butill, Butel, Bootell, Bootle, Buthill and others.
Early Notables of the Buttale family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Buttale family to the New World and Oceana
at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Buttales to arrive on North American shores: Catherine, Clementina, George, Jacob, Melchoir, Phillip Junior and Phillip Butel Senior who landed in New York State in 1876.