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THE ORIGIN OF THE BUTLER NAME-AFRICAN AMERICAN

THE ORIGIN OF THE BUTLER NAME-AFRICAN AMERICAN

Posted: 26 Jul 2008 2:32AM GMT
Classification: Query
HELLO,

MY NAME IS FELICIA BUTLER-VICKERS, I AM RESEARCHING MY FAMILY TREE BACK TO AFRICA. MY FATHER'S NAME IS LONNIE BUTLER. HE IS FROM A SMALL TOWN IN ALABAMA. DO ANYONE KNOW WHERE THE BUTLER NAME DERRIVES FROM IN THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY? PLEASE E-MAIL ME AT FELICIA3006@AOL.COM WITH ANY INFORMATION...

THANKS!

Re: THE ORIGIN OF THE BUTLER NAME-AFRICAN AMERICAN

Posted: 26 Jul 2008 9:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
If your father was descended from slaves, his ancestors were probably owned by one of the over 6,000 BUTLER families in the south, who were slave owners in 1850 and 1860 Slave Schedules. Slaves often took the last name of their master.

Re: THE ORIGIN OF THE BUTLER NAME-AFRICAN AMERICAN

Posted: 27 Jul 2008 1:41AM GMT
Classification: Query
I too have Butlers in my family tree. Paul Butler (b. abt. 1835 in Mississippi)m. Mollie Butler (b. abt 1848 in Texas. They are both in Smith Co. Texas on the 1880 Census. Paul's son was Arthur Butler (b. 1884 in Texas)m. Jessie Sledge (b. abt 1884 in Texas}. It is said that Paul Butler was full blooded Indian (no proof). They were also classified as Mulato. It remains very difficult to find Slave owners.
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