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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.

Butters Early Origins



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.

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Butters Spelling Variations


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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.

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Butters Early History


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Butters Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Butters research. Another 165 words (12 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.

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Butters Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Butters Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Ameri ca. 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
  • G S Butters, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • John Butters, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1870
  • 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

  • John Butters arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1848

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Contemporary Notables of the name Butters (post 1700)


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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)
  • Shirley S. Butters, American Democrat politician, Member of Democratic National Committee from Missouri, 1968-71
  • Reuben Butters, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives, 1857-58, 1863-64; Member of Minnesota State Senate, 1866-68
  • George W. Butters, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Presidential Elector for Minnesota, 1908
  • 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
  • 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.)

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Butters Historic Events


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Butters Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Miss Margaret Butters, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Motto


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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



    Other References

    1. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    10. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
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    The Butters Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Butters 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.

    This page was last modified on 4 April 2016 at 09:36.

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