The surname Butterly was first found in Devon where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1060 when Edwin of Butterleigh was allowed to retain his lands, including East Butterleigh, after paying allegiance to the King after the Norman Conquest in 1066, a rare exception to the rule.
Early History of the Butterly family
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Butterly Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Butterly, Buttarley, Butterleigh, Betterly and many more.
Early Notables of the Butterly family (pre 1700)
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^ 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)