The English surname Butts is derived from the old English term " But " meaning archery target. The name is of locative origin meaning someone who lived close to an archery target or of occupational origin meaning someone who was an archer by profession. the name Butts is predominantly found in the South West part of England in the counties of Devonshire and Cornwall. Today there are approximately 24,000 bearers of the surname Butts living in the United States.
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