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Family name origins & meanings

  • French : occupational name for a wine steward or butler, usually the chief servant of a medieval household, from Old French bouteillier, ‘butler’. This name is often Americanized as Butler.
  • A bearer of the name from Brittany is documented in Boucherville, Quebec, in 1686; another, from La Rochelle, is recorded in Montreal in 1695, with the secondary surname Tétu.