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

Gender: Male

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.

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