Place Name: Butchart Drive, Wynd
Feature Type (Year Approved): Road (1986), Road (1986)
Name Origins: Commemorative
English: occupational name from Middle English, Anglo-Norman French bocher, bouch(i)er, bowcher (Old French bochier, bouchier) ‘butcher’.
From: Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland
Cultural Affiliation: English
Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie
At the turn of the twentieth century, the Butchart family established The Great West Land Company. Peter E. Butchart was born in Canada West in 1859. He later moved to Calgary, where he lived for several years before relocating to Edmonton in 1902. A year later he helped found Alberta College and started The Great West Land Company, holding the post of secretary when the company was incorporated. He served as the city's finance commissioner from 1908 to 1911 and was a school board trustee from 1910 to 1911.
Residential Road Butchart Wynd NW, Bulyea Heights, Edmonton, Alberta, T6R 2L4, Canada
Residential Road Butchart Drive NW, Bulyea Heights, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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