When Lois Button was born about 1723, in Groton, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, Samuel Button, was 27 and her mother, Sarah Lamb, was -14.
metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of buttons, from Old French bo(u)ton ‘knob, lump’, specialized to mean ‘button’. Compare Butner .
habitational name from Booton in Norfolk, named with either the Old English personal name Bōta or the Old Norse personal name Bō + tūn ‘settlement’.
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