An ancient Pictish-Scottish family was the first to use the name Buttars. It is a name for someone who lived in the counties of Perth and Fife
(now in the modern regions of Tayside and Fife
, respectively), and is likely from the village of Buttergask in the parish of Ardoch.
Early Origins of the Buttars family
The surname Buttars was first found in Fife
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Buttars family
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Buttars Spelling Variations
During the Middle Ages, there was no basic set of rules and scribes wrote according to sound. The correct spelling of Scottish names were further compromised after many haphazard translations from Gaelic to English and back. Spelling variations
of the name Buttars include Buttar, Butter, Butters, Buttars and others.
Early Notables of the Buttars family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Buttars family to the New World and Oceana
Scots left their country by the thousands to travel to Australia
and North America. Desperate for freedom and an opportunity to fend for themselves, many paid huge fees and suffered under terrible conditions on long voyages. Still, for those who made the trip, freedom and opportunity awaited. In North America, many fought their old English oppressors in the American War of Independence
. In recent years, Scottish heritage has been an increasingly important topic, as Clan
societies and other organizations have renewed people's interest in their history. An examination of passenger and immigration lists shows many early settlers bearing the name of Buttars: Thomas Butter who settled in Maryland in 1716; Keyran Butter arrived in Philadelphia in 1842; William Butter settled in Philadelphia in 1775.
Contemporary Notables of the name Buttars (post 1700)
- D. Chris Buttars (b. 1942), American former Republican politician, Member of the Utah State Senate (2001-2011)
- Golden Buttars, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Utah, 1956, 1960 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
The Buttars 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: Diriget Deus
Motto Translation: God will direct it.