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The ancient history of the Putman name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided in Puttenham, a place-name found in the counties of Hertfordshire and Surrey. Both place-names have an identical etymology. They are derived from the Old English word ham, which means farm, and either the Old English personal name Putta, or the Old English word putta, which means hawk. The place-name taken as a whole means "farm belonging to Putta," or "farm where there are hawks." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)


Putman Early Origins



The surname Putman was first found in Hertfordshire at Puttenham, a small village and parish, in the union of Berkhampstead, hundred of Dacorum. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The parish is listed as Puteham [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
in the Domesday Book of 1086. Puttenham, Surrey is another parish in the First division of the hundred of Godalming. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The first record of this local was in 1199 when it was listed as Puteham. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Puttenham Priory is a large house at the eastern end of the village and dates back to 1266. St John the Baptist church "occupies a picturesque situation close to the mansion of Puttenham Priory, is in the later English style, and contains some ancient brasses." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Putman Spelling Variations


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Putman Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Putman include Puttenham, Putnam, Putman and others.

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Putman Early History


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Putman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Putman research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1529, 1590, 1589, 1615, 1686, 1651, 1699, 1692, 1679 and 1716 are included under the topic Early Putman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Putman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Putman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include George Puttenham (1529-1590), English writer who is the reputed author of "The Arte of English Poesie" (1589); Lt. Thomas Putnam Sr. (1615-1686), was one of Salem's wealthiest residents; and his son, Thomas Putnam (1651-1699), American resident of...

Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Putman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Putman or a variant listed above:

Putman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Johannes Putman, who arrived in New York in 1661
  • Amy Putman was banished to Barbados in 1685

Putman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Eliza Putman, who landed in Virginia in 1706

Putman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A. Putman settled in South Carolina in 1823

Putman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Private. Francis Putman U.E., (Putnam) (b. 1756) from New York, USA who settled in Osnabruck [South Stormont], Stormont County, Ontario c. 1784 he enlisted in 1780 serving in the King's Royal Regiment of New York 1st Battalion, married to Ann Dence [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Henry Putman U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1786 he served in Butler's Rangers, married [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Effron Putman U.E., (Ephraim) who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1786 he served in the Royal Regiment of New York [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Putman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Philip Putman arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ann Wilson" in 1857
  • Mary Putman arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ann Wilson" in 1857
  • Ann Putman arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ann Wilson" in 1857
  • Eliza Putman arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ann Wilson" in 1857

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Contemporary Notables of the name Putman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Putman (post 1700)



  • Claude "Curly" Putman Jr. (1930-2016), American songwriter, best known for his song "Green, Green Grass of Home" (1964), inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1976
  • Eddy William Putman (b. 1953), American former Major League Baseball catcher
  • Joris Jacques Kees Putman (b. 1984), Dutch actor
  • Andrée Putman (b. 1925), French interior designer

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Putman Historic Events


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Putman Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Albert Edward Putman (1923-1941), Australian Ordinary Seaman from St. Kilda, Victoria, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Putman


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Suggested Readings for the name Putman



  • The Putman Family, New York and Beyond by Warren Thomas Putnam.

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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  4. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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The Putman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Putman Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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