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The name Putt is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from Phillip. A common medieval English form of the name Phillip is Philpot. This form was often shortened to the diminutive form Pot or Pott. It is from this form of Phillip that the surname Putt is derived. The personal name Phillip was popular thanks to the influence of St. Phillip, one of the twelve apostles of Christ. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
There is, however, another possible etymology, that better explains some instances of the name. Pott was an Old English word which meant hole or pit. It was sometimes used topographically to indicate residence near such a geographical feature. This makes this surname polygenetic; that is, derived from more than one source and having more than one initial bearer.

Putt Early Origins



The surname Putt was first found in Durham. By the time of the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273, the family had moved throughout ancient Britain: Colin Pot in Lincolnshire; Ricard Pot in Essex; Reginald Pot in Huntingdonshire; and William Pote in Norfolk. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Another source claims "Potts was the name of an old Northumbrian clan." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
And still father to the north, Charles Potts was notary in Kelso, 1727. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

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Putt Spelling Variations


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Putt Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Putt include Potts, Pott, Pot and others.

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Putt Early History


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Putt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Putt research. Another 343 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1641, 1644, 1686, 1675, 1721, 1592, 1673, 1640, 1648, 1660 and 1605 are included under the topic Early Putt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Putt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Putt Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Sir Thomas Putt, 1st Baronet (1644-1686) of Combe in the County of Devon, Member of Parliament for Honiton; and his son Sir Thomas Putt, 2nd Baronet ( c. 1675-1721); Sir William Pott of Norfolk; Sir John Potts, 1st Baronet (c. 1592-1673), an English politician...

Another 63 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Putt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Putt In Ireland


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Putt In Ireland



Some of the Putt family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 82 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Putt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Putt, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1760

Putt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Wm. Putt, aged 23, who settled in America from England, in 1893

Putt Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Sarah Putt, aged 45, who emigrated to America from Salcombo, England, in 1907
  • Frank Hugh Putt, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1908
  • James Poole Putt, aged 50, who emigrated to the United States from Brixham, England, in 1912
  • Richard Putt, aged 32, who landed in America from Covenlig, England, in 1913
  • Helen Putt, aged 31, who settled in America from Covenlig, England, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Putt Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Putt, aged 25, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "James Jardine"

Putt Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Putt, aged 16, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1874
  • Maria Putt, aged 39, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Putt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Putt (post 1700)



  • Warren A. Putt, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, 1953-65 (acting, 1953-54)
  • Jerry Ann Putt, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 2000
  • Archibald Putt (b. 1981), pseudonym of the book Putt's Law and the Successful Technocrat
  • Margaret Ann "Peg" Putt (b. 1953), former Australian politician and parliamentary leader of the Tasmanian Greens

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Putt Historic Events


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Putt Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Roy E Putt, British Cook, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Fortis et astutus
Motto Translation: Bold and Crafty.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  3. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  11. ...

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

This page was last modified on 29 November 2016 at 09:52.

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