John Butter

Brief Life History of John

When John Butter was born on 11 May 1585, in Dedham, Essex, England, his father, Pierce Butler, was 30 and his mother, May, was 31. He married Margaret Butter in 1601, in Essex, England, United Kingdom. He died from 1623 to 1624.

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John Butter
Margaret Butter
Marriage: 1601

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    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Arno, Gerhard, Mathias, Reinhart.

    Dutch and German: occupational name for a dairyman or seller of butter, from Middle Dutch butter and Middle High German buter.

    English: occupational name for a dairyman, a shortened form of Middle English buterer ‘maker or seller of butter’. Alternatively, it may be a nickname from Middle English buter(e) ‘butter’.

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

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