Butterly History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Butterly family

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

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Butterly research. Another 88 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1221, 1329, 1375, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Butterly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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United States Butterly migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Butterly Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Patrick Butterly, who arrived in New York in 1836 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Butterly (post 1700) +

  • Margaret Pardee Butterly (1920-2016), American violinist and violin teacher, graduate of the Juilliard School
  • Kathy Butterly (b. 1963), American sculptor
  • William J. Butterly, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Orange County 1st District, 1928 [2]
  • James J. Butterly, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 25th District, 1942 [2]
  • Michelle Butterly (b. 1968), English actress
  • Caoimhe Butterly (b. 1978), Irish human rights activist, Time magazine's Europeans of the Year in 2003

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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