Origins of the Button surname

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    OrkneyShetlandHighlandsWestern IslesGrampianTaysideCentralStrathclydeFifeLothianBordersDumfriesNorth East 171North West 47Isle of Man 1Yorkshire 394East Midlands 251West Midlands 50East 550London 925South East 659South West 299South Wales 59Mid Wales 13West Wales 1North Wales 7Republic of IrelandNorthern Ireland

    In 1921, most Buttons lived in london

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    Interesting facts about Button

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    What are the most common Button first names?

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    Common jobs for Buttons

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    Commmon female occupations for Buttons in 1921

    Dressmaker

    206

    Laundress

    108

    Domestic Servant

    92

    General Servant Domestic

    84

    House Servant

    78

    Commmon male occupations for Buttons in 1921

    Agricultural Labourer

    295

    Coal Miner

    194

    Carpenter

    176

    Farm Labourer

    156

    Farmer

    141

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