Family name origins & meanings
- French unexplained. : unexplained. Most probably an altered form of French Buteux, a nickname for someone who was in the habit of pushing or hitting, also an occupational name for someone whose job was to unload goods or cargo, from Old French bouteor.
- French unexplained. : alternatively it could be an altered form of Butaud, from the personal name Botwald, composed of the Germanic elements bod(o) ‘messenger’ + waldan ‘ruler’. This name is found chiefly in New England.
- French unexplained. : A bearer of the name Buteau from La Rochelle, France, was documented in Sillery in 1669.