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The nationality of Butler can be complicated to determine because regional boundaries change over time, making the original nationality indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Butler may be in dispute depending on whether the surname came about naturally and independently in various locales; e.g. in the case of family names that come from a profession, which can crop up in multiple places independently (such as the surname "Miller" which referred to the profession of working in a mill).

Butler Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Butler come may come from a craft, such as the name "Carpenter" which was given to woodworkers. Some of these craft-based surnames might be a profession in some other language. Because of this it is useful to understand the country of origin of a name, and the languages spoken by its ancestors. Many names like Butler originate from religious texts like the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, and other related texts. In many cases these names are shortened versions of a religious phrase such as "Worthy of praise".

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In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as Butler were transcribed based on their pronunciation when people's names were recorded in government records. This could have led to misspellings of Butler. Researching misspellings and alternate spellings of the Butler family name are important to understanding the history of the name. Last names like Butler transform in how they're written as they travel across communities, family lines, and languages over the years.

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