Last name: BUTT

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BUTT : This last name is indexed 86,996 times on Geneanet!

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BUTT : 1: English: nickname from Middle English but(te) Old English butta ‘(something or someone) short and stumpy’ also used as a personal name up until c. 1200.2: English: topographic name for someone who lived near a mound from Middle English but(te). Alternatively possibly denoting someone who lived by a tree stump. According to the Oxford English Dictionary this sense is not recorded in English before 1601 but it may be much older.3: German: in Middle Low German the word but(te) denoted various types of marine fish originally a fish with a blunt head for example halibut (German Heilbutt) or turbot (German Steinbutt) and the surname may in some cases be a metonymic occupational name for a seller of fish or salt fish.4: Pakistani and Indian: variant of Bhatt.

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