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Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage English, Irish
Pronounced Pron. BUT-lər(English)

Meaning & History

Occupational name derived from Norman French butiller "wine steward", ultimately from Late Latin butticula "bottle". A famous bearer of this surname is the fictional character Rhett Butler, created by Margaret Mitchell for her novel Gone with the Wind (1936).