Buttner


Buttner
Recorded in many spellings including Butten, Button, Buttoner, Bottoner (English), Boutet, Bouton, Bouttet, Boutton, (French), and Butner, Buttner, Buttiner (German), this is usually an occupational surname. However whilst the spelllings overlap in many countries, there are at least theee possible origins. In general in both England and France the origin is from the pre 9th century Old French word "bouton", meaning a maker of buttons. The usual German meaning is similar but but in a sense reversed, in that the meaning usually relates to a maker of shoes that may have been fastened with buttons as in the recording of Henrich Buttner of Tauberbischofsheim in 1367. In Germany there is also possibility that the name can be locational from a place called Buttenen. An example being that of Friedrich Buttiner recorded at Luzern, Switzerland in 1365. In England the surname is first recorded in the late 13th century (see below), and other early recordings taken from authentic surviving rolls and charters include: Ambrose Button of Wiltshire, listed in the Register of the University of Oxford for the year 1568, and in 1589 the same register lists Richard Button of Staffordshire. Thomas Button appears in a list of those 'living in Virginia in February 1623', as a resident of 'the plantation over against James Cittie.' The first recorded spelling of the family name in England is shown to be that of William Boton. This was dated 1296, in the "Subsidy Rolls of Sussex". Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • Büttner — ist eine mundartliche Bezeichnung für den Beruf des Fassbinders. Der Nachname Büttner ist weitgehend in Franken verbreitet. Es ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Albrecht Büttner (1863–1933), deutscher Reeder, Versicherungskaufmann und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Büttner [1] — Büttner, so v.w. Böttcher …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Büttner [2] — Büttner, Heinrich Christ., geb. 1766 in Ansbach, wurde 1789 Proceßrath u. 1797 preußischer Justizrath u. Amtmann in Ansbach, später Oberregierungsrath in Stuttgart; er st. daselbst 1818 u. schr. u.a.: Miscellaneen für die Rechte u. Gesetze der… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Büttner [1] — Büttner, s. Böttcher …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Büttner [2] — Büttner, 1) Karl Gotthilf, Missionar und Sprachforscher, geb. 24. Dez. 1848 zu Königsberg i. Pr., gest. 14. Dez. 1893 in Berlin, studierte in Königsberg Theologie, war 1870–72 Lehrer am Missionshaus in Barmen, wirkte 1872–80 unter den Herero im… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Büttner — Büttner, s.v.w. Böttcher …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Büttner [2] — Büttner, Karl Gotthilf, Missionar und Sprachforscher, geb. 24. Dez. 1848 in Königsberg, 1872 80 und 1885 in Südwestafrika, schloß mit den Häuptlingen des Herero und Namalandes Verträge ab, bis 1889 Inspektor der Mission für Deutsch Ostafrika,… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Büttner — Büttner, Heinrich Christian, geb. 1766 zu Ansbach, zuerst in ansbachischem, später in württemb. Dienste, st. 1818 als Regierungsrath in Stuttgart, schrieb mehreres über Recht und Gesetzgebung. B., David, geb. 1724 zu Chemnitz, gest. 1768 als Prof …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Büttner — Sm Bütte2 …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Büttner — ↑ Bütte …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch


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