Welcome to the Button Family Genealogy System
Thursday, December 31, 2020 4:01 PM

This site documents individual details and relationships in the Button Family, largely in America. The purpose is to share the information so that family members can stay in touch and to provide a widely accessible location for family members to update others about changes in their lives.

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Button sirname from Wikipedia
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 9:20 AM

Button is an English surname. The name is generally held to be occupational, for people involved in making or selling buttons, a word derived from the Old French bo(u)ton. However, other origins are possible. For example, a family which produced three bishops and a baronetcy derived their name from the village of Bitton in South Gloucestershire.

Early Origins of the Button family
Thursday, May 3, 2018 11:03 AM

The surname Button was first found in Hampshire and later in Gloucestershire and Somerset. Lower says the family can be traced to the 13th century in Hampshire where Sir Walter de Button was progenitor of the family about 1216 A.D. The family had flourished for several centuries in that county, intermarrying with many distinguished families, supplementing their estates with marriages of the heiresses of the Furneaux, Bryan, Turbevilles, Bassets and others.

William of Bitton I (d. 1264,) also listed as William Button was a medieval Bishop of Bath and Wells. His nephews included another William of Bitton (d. 1274,) was also Bishop of Bath and Wells; and William's brother, a Thomas of Bitton (d. 1307,) an archdeacon and dean of Wells, and later Bishop of Exeter (1291-1307).

William and Florence Button 1975
Birth: March 8, 1902 25 21Lawrenceville, Tioga, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: September 23, 1978Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, USA
Member of the Button Genealogy Committee that was responsible for the "Button Families in America" book. Published in 1971, this book is the primary original information source for this site.
A ship similar to the Abigail
Birth: about 1607 49 45Harrold, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
Death: August 13, 1672Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
First Button Family member in America. This site is largely focused on his descendants.
Birth: September 2, 1810 30New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Death: July 29, 1898Cohoes, Albany, New York, USA
Creator of fire pump on display in Virginia City, NV museum.
Birth: August 25, 1926Elmira, Chemung, New York, USA
Death: March 11, 2017Ithaca, Tompkins, New York, USA
Bloody Brook Mass Grave
Birth: April 10, 1654 47 24Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Death: September 18, 1675South Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA
Killed in 1675 while part of a supply expedition. They were ambushed by 700 Pocumtuc indians.
Button Family in America
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