Joseph Butler

11 July 1786–
St. James', Westminster, Middlesex, England

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Butler was born on 11 July 1786, his father, Joseph Butler, was 26 and his mother, Jane, was 26.

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Joseph Butler
1760–
Jane
1760–
Joseph Butler
1786–
George Erasmus Butler
1790–

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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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  • Joseph Butler, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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