Ellen Butt

Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Ellen

When Ellen Butt was born in 1887, in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Butt, was 26 and her mother, Ruth Weaver, was 23. She lived in Westport St Mary, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom in 1901 and Finchampstead, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1911.

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William Butt
Ruth Weaver
Ellen Butt
Charles Edward Butt
Edith Butt
Alice Louisa Butt
Gertrude Butt
William Butt
Gladys Butt
Harold Butt
Reginald Butt

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World Events (8)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 17

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Age 21

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Age 31

WWI ends in November with armistice. The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a place used for archery practice, from Middle English butte ‘mark for archery’, ‘target’, ‘goal’. In the Middle Ages archery practice was a feudal obligation, and every settlement had its practice area.2 English: topographic name from Middle English butte ‘strip of land abutting on a boundary’, ‘short strip or ridge at right angles to other strips in a common field’.3 English: from Middle English butte, bott ‘butt’, ‘cask’, applied as a metonymic occupational name for a cooper or as a nickname possibly for a heavy drinker or for a large, fat man.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ellen Butt in household of William Butt, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Ellen Butt, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • Ellen Butt in household of William Butt, "England and Wales Census, 1901"

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