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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


Similar surnames: Gutman, Outman, Oatman, Rutman, Patman, Pitman, Butman, Pittman

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Where is the Putman family from?

You can see how Putman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Putman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Putman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 134 Putman families living in Ontario. This was about 80% of all the recorded Putman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Putman families in 1911.
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What did your Putman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Putman. 47% of Putman men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Putman women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Putman were Machinist and Domestic. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    47%
  • Labourer
    18%
  • Carpenter
    9%
  • Machinist
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Servant
    20%
  • Domestic
    20%
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Census Records

There are 73,000 census records available for the last name Putman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Putman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Putman. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Putman. For the veterans among your Putman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Putman lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Putman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Putman in 1945 was 46, and 74 in 2004.

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