The Boutilier Surname
BOUTEILLER: Botailler, Boutoiller, Boutilier, etc .: "Jehan Botailler, son of the late Jehan Quaty" was found at Chagey in 1487. The name Botailer, spelled variously, is undoubtedly a nickname, coming perhaps from an obligation to a lord. The family so-named was subject to church taxes in the fief of Nans, at Chagey. The lords of Nans near Montbozon also had fiefs at Luze, Champey, etc. The Bouteillers wound up spread from Chagey to Echenans-sous-Mont Vaudois, Luze, Echenans-sur-l’Etang, etc.