Butler Family History & Genealogy

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Butler Last Name History & Origin

Updated Nov 23, 2020


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Early Butlers

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1174 - Unknown
1205 - 1243
1243 - 1285
1385 - Aug 22, 1452
1435 - c. Jul 21, 1489
1496 - Oct 28, 1546
1500 - 1532

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Sample of 20 Butler Biographies

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Jan 17, 1906 - Jun 16, 2000
Sep 13, 1894 - October 1966
Jan 13, 1907 - May 1983
Feb 7, 1921 - September 1994
Jun 2, 1890 - November 1962
May 1, 1930 - January 1976
Aug 23, 1924 - April 1990
Feb 8, 1925 - April 1987
Feb 7, 1915 - Jun 25, 1991
Aug 24, 1933 - Nov 23, 1998
May 30, 1915 - Nov 11, 1995
Aug 12, 1905 - August 1992
Feb 16, 1942 - Jul 11, 1997
c. 1988 - Unknown
c. 1923 - Unknown
c. 1886 - May 1, 1936
Dec 27, 1935 - Aug 21, 2008
Unknown - Unknown
c. 1916 - Unknown

Butler Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Butler family member is 68.9 years old according to our database of 87,972 people with the last name Butler that have a birth and death date listed.

Life Expectancy

68.9 years

Oldest Butlers

These are the longest-lived members of the Butler family on AncientFaces.

Mar 23, 1888 - Feb 15, 2011
122 years
Nov 19, 1861 - November 1976
114 years
Jun 6, 1895 - Nov 10, 2004
109 years
Aug 14, 1898 - Feb 3, 2008
109 years
Aug 17, 1869 - July 1978
108 years
Sep 7, 1903 - Apr 22, 2011
107 years
Feb 11, 1899 - Aug 11, 2006
107 years
Nov 12, 1873 - February 1980
106 years
Mar 13, 1894 - Sep 9, 2000
106 years
Oct 8, 1901 - Feb 24, 2008
106 years

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Willie Barton
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After John Butler moved to Winston County, Alabama he wanted a nice family home with lots of fruit trees, mostly apple. There was a root cellar, the opening for it being in the back bedroom floor, where they kept their vegetables.

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.
Mar 08, 2003 · Reply
Bridget Butler was born on the 25th February 1884 in Kilkenny Ireland. Daughter of Martin Butler and mother Bridget. She was Christened ast St.Canices Church in Kilkenny. Godparents were Michael Manning and Johanna Butler.

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.
Apr 26, 2012 · Reply

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