When Lorenzo Dow Butler was born on 13 June 1826, in Simpson, Kentucky, United States, his father, James Butler, was 55 and his mother, Charity Lowe, was 44. He married Ann Binnall on 15 May 1848, in Woodbine, Harrison, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He immigrated to Liberty, Clay, Missouri, United States in 1836 and lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Boyer Township, Harrison, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He died on 2 August 1884, in Woodbine, Harrison, Iowa, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Woodbine Cemetery, Woodbine, Harrison, Iowa, 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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John Lowe Butler, 1808-1861 Autobiography (1808-c.1858) Typescript, HBLL AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF JOHN LOWE BUTLER I [Born in Simpson County, Kentucky, April 8, 1808] My father was James Butler; he was the f …
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