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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • German (Büttner) : occupational name for a cooper or barrel-maker, German Büttner, an agent derivative of Middle High German büte(n) ‘cask’, ‘wine barrel’. This name occurs chiefly in eastern German-speaking regions. Compare Binder, Bittenbender, Boettcher, Schaeffler.

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