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Butters History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Butters was first used as a surname by descendants of the Pictish people of ancient Scotland. The ancestors of the Butters 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.


Early Origins of the Butters family


The surname Butters 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.

Early History of the Butters family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Butters research.
Another 110 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1600, 1608, 1664, 1672, and 1767 are included under the topic Early Butters History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Butters Spelling Variations


Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations with single names. Butters has appeared Buttar, Butter, Butters, Buttars and others.

Early Notables of the Butters family (pre 1700)


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

Migration of the Butters family to the New World and Oceana


Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland and Australia, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North America. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Butters:

Butters Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • P H Butters, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • G S Butters, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • John Butters, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1870 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Ada Butters, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from England, in 1892
  • Ethel A. Butters, aged 12, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1892
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Butters Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Fergus Butters, aged 38, who landed in America from England, in 1901
  • Charles Butters, aged 45, who settled in America, in 1904
  • George Butters, aged 24, who emigrated to America from Sydney, Australia, in 1908
  • Archibald Butters, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Fife, Scotland, in 1910
  • Charles M. Butters, aged 34, who landed in America, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Butters Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • George Price Butters, aged 41, who emigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1908
  • Henry Butters, aged 30, who settled in Hamilton, Canada, in 1914

Butters Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Richard Butters, (b. 1813), aged 26 born in Morval, Cornwall, UK convicted in Cornwall on 15th October 1839, sentenced for 15 years for housebreaking, transported aboard the ship "Mandarin" in 1840 to Van Diemen's Land, Tasmania, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/tasmanian_convicts_cornish.pdf
  • Mr. Thomas Butters, (b. 1789), aged 50 born in Morval, Cornwall, UK convicted in Cornwall on 31st December 1839, sentenced for 10 years for stealing potatoes, transported aboard the ship "Lord Lyndoch" in 1840 to Van Diemen's Land, Tasmania, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/tasmanian_convicts_cornish.pdf
  • John Butters, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1848 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DAVID MALCOLM - EMIGRANT SHIP - 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848DavidMalcolm.htm
  • Mr. William Butters, Cornish seaman who emigrated to New South Wales, Australia aboard the ship "Jessie Isabel" in 1866 convicted at Maitland Gaol on 14th December 1866 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retreived 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_gaol_admissions.pdf

Contemporary Notables of the name Butters (post 1700)


  • Thomas Arden Butters (1939-2016), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1962 to 1965)
  • William Joseph Butters (b. 1951), retired American professional ice hockey player
  • MaryJane Butters (b. 1953), American internationally recognized organic farmer, book author, environmental activist, and food manufacturer
  • Shirley S. Butters, American Democrat politician, Member of Democratic National Committee from Missouri, 1968-71 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Reuben Butters, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives, 1857-58, 1863-64; Member of Minnesota State Senate, 1866-68 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • George W. Butters, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Presidential Elector for Minnesota, 1908 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Thomas H. "Tom" Butters CM (1925-2015), Canadian politician from Northwest Territories, MLA Western Arctic (1970-1975), MLA Inuvik (1975-1991)
  • Adrian Butters (b. 1988), Canadian-born, Guyanese international soccer player
  • Frederick "Fred" A. Butters, English former professional rugby league footballer
  • Frank Joseph Arthur Butters (1878-1957), English racehorse trainer
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Butters family



RMS Lusitania

  • Miss Margaret Butters, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

The Butters 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


  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. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/tasmanian_convicts_cornish.pdf
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DAVID MALCOLM - EMIGRANT SHIP - 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848DavidMalcolm.htm
  4. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retreived 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_gaol_admissions.pdf
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/


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