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The name Putney first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived 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)


Putney Early Origins



The surname Putney 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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Putney Spelling Variations


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Putney Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Putney has appeared include Puttenham, Putnam, Putman and others.

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Putney Early History


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Putney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Putney 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 Putney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Putney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Putney 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 Putney Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Putney arrived in North America very early:

Putney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • G Putney, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • L K Putney, aged 50, who landed in America, in 1896
  • Lo. S. Putney, aged 44, who landed in America, in 1896

Putney Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Albert Putney, aged 48, who emigrated to the United States, in 1904
  • Walter Putney, aged 49, who emigrated to the United States, in 1905
  • Edmonds Putney, aged 32, who settled in America, in 1907
  • Geo H Putney, who emigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • Eva Carr Putney, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Putney Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Putney, aged 23, a brickmaker, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856

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Contemporary Notables of the name Putney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Putney (post 1700)



  • Will Putney, American producer, mixer, and engineer
  • Michael Putney, American two-time Emmy Award winning senior political television reporter and columnist
  • J.T. Putney (1928-2001), American NASCAR Grand National Series race car driver
  • John Putney (b. 1944), American politician, Member of the Iowa Senate (2003-2009)
  • Lacey Edward Putney (b. 1928), American politician, Member of the Virginia House of Delegates (1983-2014) and (1962-1983)
  • George S. Putney, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Armstrong County, 1871
  • Freeman Putney Jr., American politician, Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 13th District, 1940
  • Frank H. Putney, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Waukesha, Wisconsin, 1891-95
  • Charles G. Putney (b. 1866), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State Senate 20th District, 1911-12
  • Lacey E. Putney, American politician, Member of Virginia State House of Delegates 19th District; Elected 2011
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  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)

Other References

  1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  11. ...

The Putney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Putney 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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