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Origins and History


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"BUTCHER. From Old French bochier (French boucher), a man who slaughters "bucks' (he-goats, from Old High German bocch). Goat's flesh was a common food on the continent in the Middle Ages. Gilbert Boutcheour, tenant in Craignathro, Angus, was assaulted in 1590, and Robert Boutcher and Richard Boutcher are also mentioned at the same time (Fordett, p. 23). "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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