Buttry History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Buttry family brought their name to England in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in Buckinghamshire. The name Buttry refers to the family's original place of residence, Boteri in Falaise, Normandy, where they lived prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. The Magni Rotuli Scaccarii Normanniae listed "Roger de Boteri, Alvered, John, and Roger occur in Normandy 1180-1198." [1]

Alternatively the name could have been an occupational name as "derived from an official title. 'at the buttery.' The keeper of the butlery, or store for liquor; 'buttery-bar.' (Shakespeare) " [2]

Early Origins of the Buttry family

The surname Buttry was first found in Buckinghamshire where William Buteri was listed in the Pipe Rolls of 1177. A few years later in Herefordshire, Reginald Boteri was listed in the Curia Regis Rolls of 1211. In Suffolk, William de Buteri was listed in the same rolls of 1219. Over one hundred years later, John de la Buterye was listed in the Feet of Fines for Staffordshire in 1334. [3]

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed William Boter in Gloucestershire. [1]

Early History of the Buttry family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buttry research. Another 126 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1530, 1669 and 1670 are included under the topic Early Buttry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Buttry Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Buttry were recorded, including Buttery, Buttry, Butry and others.

Early Notables of the Buttry family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Buttry Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Buttry migration to the United States +

The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Buttry arrived in North America very early:

Buttry Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Nicholas and Martha Buttry, who arrived in Boston Massachusetts in 1635 with their daughter Grace
  • Grace Buttry, aged 1, who landed in America in 1635 [4]
  • Martha Buttry, aged 28, who arrived in America in 1635 [4]
  • Nico Buttry, aged 33, who landed in America in 1635 [4]

  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. ^ 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)

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