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The German state of Bavariais the ancestral home of the Buttnele family. Hereditary surnames began to be used in Germany during the 12th century. Names like Buttnele, that came from the name of the job done by their initial bearer, were very popular. Buttnele is an occupational name for a cooper or a barrel maker. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the German word Bute, which means cask or wine barrel. In the Middle Ages, the Buttnele family was responsible for making the barrels that held ale, beer and wines. In Bavaria, the Buttnele family became renowned for its many branches and for the influential role it played in the social, economic and political development of the region.

Buttnele Early Origins



The surname Buttnele was first found in Bavaria, where the name Buttner became noted for its many branches within the region where each house acquired a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. Over time, the family became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility.

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Buttnele Early History


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Buttnele Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buttnele research. Another 197 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1792, 1616, 1679 and 1945 are included under the topic Early Buttnele History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Buttnele Spelling Variations


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Buttnele Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Buttnele include Buttner, Butner, Buttnner, Butnner, Beuttner, Butener, Buttener, Buttnen, Buttnel, Buttnele, Butnen, Butnel, Butnele, Bottner, Boettner, Buettner, Botner, Boetner and many more.

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Buttnele Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Buttnele Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Buttnele 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



German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Buttnele surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Caspar Buettner who, accompanied by his wife Maria Elisabetha Munch and his father-in-law, arrived in Philadelphia in 1730; Michael Buttner who arrived in Pennsylvania in Lancaster, Pa. in 1755.

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