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The story of the Butter family begins in ancient Scotland among the Pictish clans. The Butter family 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.

Butter Early Origins



The surname Butter was first found in Fife and Perthshire 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.

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Butter Spelling Variations


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Butter Spelling Variations



Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations were a common result of this process. Butter has appeared Buttar, Butter, Butters, Buttars and others.

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Butter Early History


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Butter Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Butter research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1600, 1608, 1664, 1672, and 1767 are included under the topic Early Butter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Butter Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Butter Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Butter Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence. The Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the Butter name:

Butter Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Butter, who landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Robert Butter, who arrived in Virginia in 1663
  • Giles Butter, who landed in Maryland in 1663

Butter Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ralph Butter, who arrived in Virginia in 1715
  • Thomas Butter who settled in Maryland in 1716
  • Thomas Butter, who landed in Maryland in 1716
  • William Butter, aged 30, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775
  • William Butter settled in Philadelphia in 1775

Butter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Keyran Butter arrived in Philadelphia in 1842
  • E Butter, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Mary Butter, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1851
  • Peggy Butter, aged 35, landed in Mobile, Ala in 1851
  • Clementina Butter, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1866

Butter Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Euste Butter, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749-1752

Butter Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Butter, English convict from Shropshire, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
  • Elizabeth Butter, aged 19, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Marion" in 1849
  • William Butter, aged 35, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Henry Moore"

Butter Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Henry Butter arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Loch Fleet" in 1878
  • John Butter arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Loch Fleet" in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name Butter (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Butter (post 1700)



  • John E Butter, American physicianb, Assistant Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine at Northwestern University Medical School
  • Neil Butter, Judge
  • John Butter, Financial Director
  • Major David Butter, Landowner
  • Professor Peter Butter, English

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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.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826

Other References

  1. 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).
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  3. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  8. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
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The Butter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Butter 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.

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