Thomas Butler

MaleMarch 1874–16 June 1883

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Butler was born in March 1874, in Sunderland, Durham, England, his father, Benjamin Butler, was 36 and his mother, Elizabeth Reay, was 37. He lived in Sunderland, Durham, England, United Kingdom in 1881. He died on 16 June 1883, in South Shields, Durham, England, at the age of 9, and was buried in Bishopwearmouth, Durham, England.

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Benjamin Butler
Elizabeth Reay
Elizabeth Butler
John Thomas Butler
Isabella Butler
Benjaman Buttler
Thomas Butler

Sources (6)

  • Thomas Buttler in household of Benjaman Buttler, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Thomas Butler, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • Thomas Butler, "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007"

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World Events (1)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 6

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Name Meaning

English: 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. As well as being widespread in England, this is also the surname of an important Irish family, descended from Theobald FitzWalter, who was appointed Chief Butler of Ireland by King Henry II in 1177. It is Gaelicized as de Buitléir.

English: occasionally perhaps an occupational name from Middle English boteler ‘maker of bottles (usually of leather)’, a derivative of Middle English botel, Old French bo(u)teille ‘bottle’ and synonymous with Botelmaker.

Americanized form of French Bouthillier (see Bouteiller ).

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

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