Updated June 9, 2019

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Family name origins & meanings

  • North German (Büter) : from an agent derivative of Middle Low German bute ‘booty’, ‘barter’, ‘exchange’, hence an occupational name for a trader or dealer or perhaps a nickname for someone who drove a hard bargain.
  • North German (Büter) : from a Germanic personal name, Botthar, cognate with Old High German boto ‘messenger’.