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Butterfield Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

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The nationality of Butterfield can be very difficult to determine because countries change over time, leaving the original nationality a mystery. The original ethnicity of Butterfield may be in dispute based on whether the family name came about naturally and independently in different locales; for example, in the case of names that come from a professional trade, which can crop up in multiple regions independently (such as the last name "Clark" which evolved from the profession of "clerk").

Butterfield Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Butterfield come may come from a craft, such as the name "Carpenter" which was given to woodworkers. Some of these craft-based last names can be a profession in some other language. This is why it is good to research the nationality of a name, and the languages spoken by its early ancestors. Many modern names like Butterfield originate from religious texts such as the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, the Quran, and so on. Commonly these names are shortened versions of a religious sentiment such as "Grace of God".

Butterfield Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

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In early history when few people could write, names such as Butterfield were transcribed based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were written in public records. This could have led to misspellings of Butterfield. Names like Butterfield change in spelling and pronunciation as they travel across villages, family lines, and countries over the years. Knowing misspellings and spelling variations of the Butterfield family name are important to understanding the history of the name.

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