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Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage German
Other Forms FormsBüttner, Buettner, Bittner, Binder, Bittenbinder, Bittenbender, Schäffler, Schaeffler,

Meaning & History

Occupational name for a cooper, from Middle High German botecher, bötticher, bütticher, an agent derivative of botech(e), bottich, bütte "vat", "barrel".
Added 8/16/2014 by Fanny
Edited 8/17/2014 by Fanny