Nathaniel Butler

11 April 1726–
Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Nathaniel

When Nathaniel Butler was born on 11 April 1726, in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Israel Butler, was 30 and his mother, Elizabeth Blossom, was 20.

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Israel Butler
Elizabeth Blossom
Nathaniel Butler
Benjamin Butler
Elizabeth Butler
Sarah Butler
Sarah Butler

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Name Meaning

1 English and Irish: from a word that originally denoted a wine steward, usually the chief servant of a medieval household, from Norman French butuiller (Old French bouteillier, Latin buticularius, from buticula ‘bottle’). In the large households of royalty and the most powerful nobility, the title came to denote an officer of high rank and responsibility, only nominally concerned with the supply of wine, if at all.2 Anglicized form of French Boutilier .3 Jewish (from Poland and Ukraine): occupational name for a bottle maker, from Yiddish butl ‘bottle’ + the agent suffix -er.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Nathll Butler, "New York, Church Records, 1660-1954"
  • Nathll. Butler, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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