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Definition: 1) An occupational surname derived from the Old French "bouteillier," meaning servant in charge of the wine cellar. 2) In Normandy, descendants of Theobald Walter (who died in 1206) took the surname of De Boteler or Butler, to mark his service as chief Butler of Ireland, an office conferred upon him by Henry II for his services to the kingdom.

Surname Origin: English, Irish

Alternate Surname Spellings: BOTELER, DE BOTELER

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BUTLER Family Genealogy Forum
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BUTLER Family Trees on the Web
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FamilySearch - BUTLER Genealogy
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BUTLER Surname Mailing List
Free mailing list for researchers of the Butler surname and its variations includes subscription details and a searchable archives of past messages.

Surname Finder - BUTLER Genealogy & Family Resources
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Cousin Connect - BUTLER Genealogy Queries
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DistantCousin.com - BUTLER Genealogy & Family History
Free databases and genealogy links for the last name BUTLER.

MyCinnamonToast.com - BUTLER Genealogy in All Regions
Centralized search results for family trees and other genealogy info on the BUTLER surname.

References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Collins Celtic (Pocket edition), 1998.

Fucilla, Joseph. Our Italian Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 2003.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Great Britain: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Reaney, P.H. A Dictionary of English Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1997.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.


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