Butler Family History & Genealogy
Butler Last Name History & Origin
Nationality & Ethnicity
These are the earliest records we have of the Butler family.
- William Butler born 1174
- Jane Butler born 1205
- Theobald Iv Butler born 1243
- Ralph Butler Butler born 1385
- Elizabeth Boteler Lady Butler Say, Lady Say born 1386
- James "The White Earl" Butler, 4th Earl of Ormonde born 1392
- John Boteler/butler born 1435
- Ellice Butler Fitzgerald born 1481
- James of Butler born 1496
- Thomas Butler born 1500
Butler Biographies & Family Trees
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Most Common First Names
- John 3.5%
- William 3.4%
- James 3.3%
- Mary 2.3%
- Robert 1.7%
- Thomas 1.6%
- Charles 1.6%
- George 1.5%
- Joseph 1.0%
- Edward 1.0%
Sample of 117,261 Butlers bios
Butler Death Records & Life Expectancy
According to our database of 87,972 people with the last name Butler that have a birth and death date listed:
These are the longest-lived members of the Butler family on AncientFaces.
- Kathryn Butler lived 123 years
- Marilyn Butler lived 115 years
- Irene M Butler lived 109 years
- Inez Butler lived 110 years
- Willie Butler lived 109 years
- Georgia M Butler lived 108 years
- Margaret M Butler lived 107 years
- Lily Butler lived 107 years
- Henry Butler lived 106 years
- Beatrice F Butler lived 107 years
John always said an appropriate blessing at every meal. You could tell if he was real tired or sick because he would shorten the blessing to a simple 'Lord, bless us in supper. Amen'. It was customary in those days to have a lot of church company. Since John raised his own tobacco he made his own twists to chew. Once after church 2 or 3 of the men were sitting around the fireplace and John passed around a twist for the men to cut them a chew. One preacher remarked, "Is this our pay for preaching?" whereupon John retorted, "Poor preaching today".
Once when the Butlers had invited company for dinner and the meal was over, John had a plate piled high with backbones and potato peelings. His visitor had nothing left on his plate. The visitor said, 'You could always tell a workman by his chips' (Referring to that pile of bones on John's plate).
John retorted, ' And you can tell a dog by how he licks his plate'.
There was an old lady by the name of Beasley that attended Old Enon Church with the Butlers. She always carried a little down purse (they were called satchels in those days). When the spirit lifted her during church service she would say to her husband, 'Oh, Mr. Beasley, hold my satchel while I shout'. That expression became a by-word to use when anyone in the Butler family was real happy.
John wanted everything fixed up and nice looking. He was jolly, full of fun and friendly. They kept an 'oven' in the fireplace filled with baked sweet potatoes. If people were passing by, John would yell to them to stop awhile and 'come in and get you a tater'. They would stop and visit and eat potatoes by the fire.
John was a staunch Primitive Baptist and spent his last days preparing for a 'three days' meeting at Old Enon Church. He died in Sept 1909.
On the 28th July 1909 she gave birth to Joseph Butler her son, his name was later changed to Bradley when she married the father, Joseph Bradley on the 12th November 1912.
They had eight children Joseph, John (died age 9 months), Richard Henry, John Christopher, Thomas Stephen, Bridget Mary, Robert Victor (Bobby) and Elizabeth Mary.
Bridget travelled from Kilkenny to Llanelly in South Wales UK with her three sons, Joseph, Richard, John Christopher.
She died on the 19th January 1972 and is buried in Llanelly with her husband Samuel Joseph.