9Earliest Known Butlers:
It is quite interesting to find out that butlers or cup-bearers have been around since biblical times. In the book of Genesis in the Old Testament of the Bible, there is mention of Joseph deciphering a dream for the Pharaoah’s shaqah (which literally refers to “cup-bearer”). So even way
back then, in households of high privilege, there were already butlers in charge to make sure everything ran orderly and efficiently.