When Isaac Otis Butler was born on 11 May 1807, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Charles Edward Butler, was 27 and his mother, Nancy Higgins, was 21. He married Christina Gould on 5 January 1837, in Wayne Township, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Redbank Township, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860. He died on 26 August 1881, in Nelson, Buffalo, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, Buffalo, Wisconsin, United States.
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 ).
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His wife was Christine Gould. They are buried in Nelson Wisconsin.
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