Last name: BUTTER

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BUTTER : This last name is indexed 70,612 times on Geneanet!

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BUTTER : 1: Dutch and German: occupational name for a dairyman or seller of butter from Middle Dutch butter and Middle High German buter.2: English: occupational name for a dairyman a shortened form of Middle English buterer ‘maker or seller of butter’. Alternatively it may be a nickname from Middle English buter(e) ‘butter’.3: English and Scottish: occupational name for someone who was in charge of provisions the keeper of a buttery or wine store (from Old French boter).4: English (of Norman origin): possibly a shortened variant of Bultitude from Anglo-Norman French bote torte ‘twisted boot’ (bote ‘boot’ + torte ‘twisted’) from which arose the name Botetourt County Virginia.5: English: occasionally perhaps a nickname from Middle English botor Old French butor ‘bittern’ a bird that is noted for its boom in the breeding season; it was sometimes known as ‘the bull of the bog’.

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