Last name origins & meanings:
- German: (mainly Switzerland) from a derivative of Butzo,
a pet form of the personal name Burkhard (see
- German: topographic name for
someone who lived near a well, from Middle High German bütze
‘well’, ‘puddle’ (from Latin puteus).
- German: nickname from Middle High German butze denoting something
small: an apple core, a small piece of something left over, a small
person, a poltergeist.
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