Butković families are Croats and they are mostly from Novi Vinodolski. According to some sources they are from Lika. In the past century, relatively most of Croatian residents bearing this family name were born in Rijeka and Zagreb. In Butkovići in Labin area every second inhabitant had the family name Butković.
About 1600 people with faimily name Butković live in Croatia today, in 720 households. There were 1700 of them in the middle of the past century, and their number decreased by 0 percent. They are located in almost all Croatian counties, in 62 cities and 132 other places, mostly in Zagreb (290), Rijeka (165), Pula (115), Butkovici in Labin area (50), and in Gospic (45).