Putman Family History
Putman Name Meaning
English: variant of Pitman . Dutch: from put ‘pit’ or ‘well’ + man ‘man’ a topographic name for someone who lived by such a feature or a habitational name derived from a minor place called with the term. Americanized form of German Buttmann: of French (Huguenot) origin from Boudemont unexplained. Compare Butman . Americanized form of North German Püttmann: topographic name cognate with 2 above.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press