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Butler family page


Mary Ann Butler in 1900, born in Jersey in 1860. See family tree and gravestone below

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Origins of surname

This surname is derived from the French buteillier, the supplier of bottles (of wine, naturally), in a royal or noble household.

Early records

There are isolated church records in the 17th and 18th centuries, but it is only in the first decade of the 19th that any family starts to become established.


  • Butler
  • Buttler
  • Boteler

Family records


Family trees


Births and baptisms


Great War service


Family wills

These wills created by members of the Butler family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1948, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Matthew Butler of St Aubin - 27 October 1886, D/Y/A/46
  • Philip Butler, mariner 28 April 1761 - D/Y/A/10
  • Rachel Butler of St Martin, bequeaths to the poor of St Martin, 1s April 1841 - D/Y/A/25
  • Sarah Butler, 6 Colomberie, St Helier - 12 May 1934, D/Y/A/96
  • Thomas Butler 26 October 1741 - D/Y/A/7

Family gravestones

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