Last name: Button

This unusual and interesting name is of Old French origin, and was introduced into England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is a metonymic occupational name for someone who made and/or sold buttons, derived from the Old French word "bo(u)ton", button, in Middle English (1200 - 1500) "boton". Another surname formed from the same source is Butner, from the Old French "botonier", meaning "a maker of buttons". Job-descriptive surnames originally denoted the actual occupation of the namebearer, and later became hereditary. The surname was first recorded in the late 13th Century (see below), and other early recordings include: Ambrose Button, from Wiltshire, listed in the Register of the University of Oxford for the year 1568, and in 1589, the same Register lists Richard Button, from Staffordshire. One Thomas Button was an early namebearer to settle in the New World Colonies; he appears on a list of those living in Virginia in February 1623, as a resident of "the plantation over against James City". Recordings from London Church Registers include the marriage of Robert Smyth and Ann Button in 1638. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William Boton, which was dated 1296, in the "Subsidy Rolls of Sussex", during the reign of King Edward 1, known as "The Hammer of the Scots", 1272 - 1307. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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Nicole
Wondering if anyone can help me out with finding the BUTTON COAT OF ARMS??!!

Robyn Button
Hear ye, hear ye, now calling all family members to join in for the: 58th Annual Button Reunion WHEN: Sunday, June 3, 2011 WHERE: Lawson Room, 1000 West Patterson, Ulysses, Kansas (It is in the building with the Main Auditorium. Parking is on the east side of the main building.) Ø Heading east on US 160, turn left at S. Colorado St for 1 mile; turn left at W. Patterson Ave for 0.2 mi; destination will be on the right. Ø Heading west on US 160, turn right at S. Colorado St for 1 mile; turn left at W. Patterson Ave for 0.2 mi; destination will be on the right. WHAT: Pot Luck lunch at Noon (Kansas time); however, the Lawson Room has been reserved on June 2nd from 5:00-9:00PM and June 3rd from 9:00AM-4:00PM, so there will be more time for visiting. If you plan on spending the night, here are some hotels/motels: v Corporate East Hotel, 1110 E. Oklahoma Ave (620)356-5010 (corporateeasthotel.com) v Fort 19s Cedar View, 1675 W. Patterson Ave, (620)356-2570 (www.fortscedarview.com) v Peddlers 19 Inn Motel, 2093 W. Oklahoma St (620)356-4021 v Sands Motor Inn, 622 W. Oklahoma St (620)356-1404 v Single Tree Inn, 2033 W. Oklahoma St (620)356-1500 or (888)232-8784, (www.singletreeinn.net) v Wagon Bed Inn, 1101 E. Oklahoma Ave (620)356-3111 WHO WILL WIN THE TRAVELING BUTTON THIS YEAR? Kathy Kendall 27424 Hwy 550 N, Durango, CO 81301 970-247-8683 or 970-946-2299 kendallsinthevalley@yahoo.com