The surname ‘Butcher’ is of English origin. It is derived from the occupational name for a ‘butcher’ or slaughterer, from the Middle English word ‘bo(u)cher’, Old Flemish word ‘bouchier’, a derivative of ‘bouc’, meaning ‘ram’. Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that the surname ‘Butcher’ and or it’s variant’s, date as far back as the thirteenth century were a ‘William le Bocer’, from Salop, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in twelve hundred and seventy-three. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but data extracted from Historical archive’s confirm that one of the first forefathers to bring this name to America was a certain ‘William Butcher’, from Wiltshire, England, a felt maker by trade, He emigrated to North America in seventeen hundred and seventy-four, aged twenty-nine, sailing from the Port of London aboard the ship named the ‘Dolphin’ on the nineteenth of April, arriving in Philadelphia, on the twenty-sixth… Coat of arms: Or. a lion pass. gules between th…
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