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The ancestors of the Butterfield surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in Butterfield, a place in the West Riding of Yorkshire now lost to the modern map. The surname was also familiar in Lancashire, where it is still quite common today. The place-name undoubtedly referred to a meadow particularly suited to dairy cows resulting in exceptional production of milk, cream, and butter.

Butterfield Early Origins



The surname Butterfield was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Butterfield Spelling Variations


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Butterfield Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Butterfield include Butterfield, Buttersfield, Botterfield, Boutterfield and many more.

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Butterfield Early History


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Butterfield Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Butterfield research. Another 278 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1199, 1231, 1300, and 1379 are included under the topic Early Butterfield History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Butterfield Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Butterfield Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Butterfield 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



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Butterfield Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Benjamin Butterfield, who landed in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1638
  • Robert Butterfield, who landed in Virginia in 1650
  • Eleanor Butterfield, who landed in Maryland in 1669
  • John Butterfield, who landed in Maryland in 1669
  • Samuel Butterfield, who arrived in Maryland in 1670-1671
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Butterfield Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Butterfield, who settled in Maryland in 1729

Butterfield Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jonas Butterfield, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1835
  • S Butterfield, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • F Butterfield, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • A Butterfield, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

Butterfield Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Jane Butterfield arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rajasthan.htm
  • Francis Butterfield, English convict from Durham, who was transported aboard the "Agincourt" on July 6, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Agincourt voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 226 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agincourt/1844
  • Catherine Butterfield, English convict from Warwick, who was transported aboard the "Angelina" on April 25, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Angelina voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 171 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/angelina/1844
  • William Butterfield, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Anglia"

Butterfield Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Butterfield, aged 28, a farmer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • Elizabeth Butterfield, aged 26, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • Hannah Butterfield, aged 4, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • Asa Butterfield, aged 8 mths., arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • John Butterfield, aged 32, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Butterfield (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Butterfield (post 1700)



  • William Butterfield, American politician, Secretary of State of New Hampshire, 1874-75
  • William W. Butterfield, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Jefferson County 2nd District, 1869-70; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1884
  • Suzanne Butterfield (b. 1946), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 2004, 2008
  • Samuel Butterfield, American politician, Member of New Hampshire Governor's Council, 1851-53
  • Rob Butterfield, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 44th District, 1988
  • O. W. Butterfield, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Governor of South Dakota, 1912; Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1914; Prohibition Candidate for Presidential Elector for South Dakota, 1920
  • Martin Butterfield (1790-1866), American politician, Representative from New York 25th District, 1859-61
  • Justin Butterfield, American politician, U.S. Attorney for Illinois, 1841-44
  • John Butterfield, American politician, Mayor of Utica, New York, 1865. Interment somewhere in Utica, New York
  • John L. Butterfield, American politician, Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention, 1850
  • ... (Another 21 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Butterfield


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Suggested Readings for the name Butterfield



  • Alice Butterfield of Johnson County, Missouri, 1871-1936 by Veda Goodnight Jones.
  • The Butterfield Family of Standish, Brownfield, and Hiram, Maine by Hubert W. Clemons.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rajasthan.htm
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Agincourt voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 226 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agincourt/1844
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Angelina voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 171 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/angelina/1844

Other References

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  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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  8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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  10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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The Butterfield Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Butterfield 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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