Buttrick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Buttrick is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in Butterwick, a place-name found in various locations throughout England. There is a Butterwick in Durham, where it was recorded in 1131 as Boterwyk; Lincolnshire, where in the Domesday Book of 1086 [1] it was the site of two churches on lands held by Guy de Craon; in North Yorkshire, where there are two villages called Butterwick; and in Humber, where there are found East and West Butterwick. Butterwick means dairy farm where butter is made.

Early Origins of the Buttrick family

The surname Buttrick was first found in Lincolnshire, where Butterwick is a village that dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed there as Boterwyk and Butrvic.[1] East and West Butterwick are parishes and villages in the same shire and were listed as Butreuuic at that time. There are two villages named Butterwick in North Yorkshire. Both are listed in the Domesday Book and were listed as Butruic.

Early History of the Buttrick family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buttrick research. Another 262 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1262, 1327, 1379, 1500, 1700, and 1755 are included under the topic Early Buttrick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Buttrick Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Buttrick are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Buttrick include: Butterick, Buttrick, Butterwick, Boterwyk, Buterwyk, Butterwyk and many more.

Early Notables of the Buttrick family (pre 1700)

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United States Buttrick migration to the United States +

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Buttrick or a variant listed above:

Buttrick Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Buttrick, who landed in New England in 1635 [2]
  • William Buttrick, aged 18, who arrived in America in 1635 [2]

Australia Buttrick migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Buttrick Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Henry Buttrick, aged 54, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Ascendant" in 1851 [3]
  • Martha Buttrick, aged 54, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Ascendant" in 1851 [3]
  • Charlotte Buttrick, aged 30, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Ascendant" in 1851 [3]
  • Elizabeth Buttrick, aged 26, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Ascendant" in 1851 [3]
  • George Buttrick, aged 23, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Ascendant" in 1851 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Buttrick (post 1700) +

  • Francis Buttrick, American beneficiary and eponym of the Francis Buttrick Library, Waltham, Massachusetts
  • Wallace Buttrick (b. 1920), American Baptist minister who served as secretary, president (1917–1923), and chairman (1923–1926) of the General Education Board
  • Harold Buttrick (1931-2015), American co-founder of Buttrick White & Burtis (also known as BWB), an architecture firm based in New York City, established in 1981
  • David G. Buttrick (1927-2017), American Presbyterian minister who later joined the United Church of Christ and became the Drucilla Moore Buffington Professor of homiletics and liturgics at the Vanderbilt University Divinity School
  • John A. Buttrick, American attorney, judge, and former chairman of the Libertarian Party of Arizona
  • George Arthur Buttrick (1892-1980), English-born, American-based Christian preacher, author and lecturer
  • John Buttrick (1715-1791), American officer, one of the leaders of the Concord militia during the Battles of Lexington and Concord
  • Carlton Buttrick, American humane society executive
  • Barbara "Battling" Buttrick (b. 1929), English World Champion in women's boxing in the 1940s and 1950s; she had 30 wins in 32 fights
  • Ellen Buttrick (b. 1995), British two-time gold medalist Paralympic rower who competes in the mixed coxed four


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The ASCENDANT 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Ascendant.htm


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