Lebouteillier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Lebouteillier is rooted in the Old French translation a "bouteiller," a name for someone who was in charge of the wine cellar. This person was generally the head of the servants, the administrator of the estates, and held considerable power.

Early Origins of the Lebouteillier family

The surname Lebouteillier was first found in Normandy where they held a family seat as Seigniors of Wemme. Their ancient title was Butler (Bouteillier) to the Counts of Meulent (Robert de Beaumont about 1066,) the actual family name being Pincerna. This title was then adopted as a surname.

Early History of the Lebouteillier family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lebouteillier research. Another 172 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1100, 1066, 1086, 1130, 1650, 1715, 1670, 1663 and 1664 are included under the topic Early Lebouteillier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lebouteillier Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Lebouteillier are characterized by many spelling variations. 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. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Lebouteillier include Bouteiller, Boutteillier, Bouthellier, Bouteillier, LeBoutillier, LeBouteillier, Boutillier, LeBoutillier, Boutouiller, Botelers, de Buitlier, LeBoutellier, Boutellier and many more.

Early Notables of the Lebouteillier family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Elizabeth Boutell, née Davenport (c.1650-1715), British actress who joined the King's Company about 1670. She was accordingly one of the first...
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Ireland Migration of the Lebouteillier family to Ireland

Some of the Lebouteillier family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Lebouteillier family

Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Lebouteillier, or a variant listed above: Michel Boutteillier, who came to Philadelphia in 1798; H.G. Bouthellier came to New York in 1820; Charles LeBoutellier to Philadelphia in 1844; and Jean Bouteillier to New York 1896..



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