Origins of surname
This name is found throughout France and most researchers believe that it has its origins in the Germanic personal name Boto, from bod = 'messenger'. However, it is also thought possible that it comes from bouton French for button, either indicating a button merchant or someone with boutons sur le visage, which translates as 'spots on the face'.
The name first appears in the St Helier baptism register in the mid 1650s.
- Bouton baptisms in Jersey
- Bouton marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Bouton marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Bouton burials in Jersey
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