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

Meaning & History

Occupational name for a cooper or barrel-maker, an agent derivative of Middle High German büte(n) "cask", "wine barrel". This name occurs chiefly in eastern German-speaking regions.
Added 8/16/2014 by Fanny
Edited 8/17/2014 by Fanny