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The name Buttle was brought to England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Buttle family lived at Bootle in the suburbs of Liverpool, Lancashire where the family can trace their origins to the early Middle Ages.

Buttle Early Origins



The surname Buttle was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very ancient times. Conjecturally they are descended from Count Roger de Poitou, of Poitou. He was the son of Earl Roger of Poitou, who was one of the Norman nobles in the Battle of Hastings. The name of the hamlet was anciently Boltelai. The Count Poitou (Pictaviens) held Boltelai and numerous other Lordships in Lancashire and the West Riding of Yorkshire. He is recorded in the Domesday Book taken in 1086 A.D. This hamlet later became known as Bootle and at this time there is no record of any habitation known as Liverpool of which Bootle is now a Borough.

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Buttle Spelling Variations


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Buttle Spelling Variations



Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Butil, Butill, Butel, Bootell, Bootle, Buthill and others.

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Buttle Early History


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Buttle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buttle research. Another 281 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1592, 1796, 1662 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Buttle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Buttle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Buttle Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Buttle 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



To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Buttle or a variant listed above:

Buttle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Buttle, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • Samuel Buttle, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816

Buttle Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Bridget Buttle arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1849
  • Thomas Buttle arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1849
  • Victoria Buttle arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1849
  • William Buttle arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1849
  • William Buttle, aged 35, a ploughman, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "China"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Buttle (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Buttle (post 1700)



  • Gregory Ellis Buttle (b. 1954), retired American NFL football linebacker for the New York Jets
  • Cecil Frederick Douglas "Cec" Buttle (1906-1988), English cricketer associated with Somerset County Cricket Club
  • Frank Buttle (1878-1953), English solicitor and later clergyman, founder and eponym of Buttle UK, the largest UK charity solely devoted to individual children and young people in desperate need
  • Steve Buttle (1953-2012), English professional midfielder
  • Keith Nicolson Buttle (1900-1973), New Zealand businessman and Mayor of Auckland City from 1957 to 1959
  • Jeffrey Buttle (b. 1982), Canadian bronze medalist figure skater at the 2006 Winter Olympics, 2008 World Champion

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Buttle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Buttle 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 11 October 2013 at 10:07.

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