Show ContentsPuttick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Puttick comes from when the family resided in the village of Puttock in the county of Sussex. This habitation surname was originally derived from the Old English word puttoc which means kite, denoting a bird belonging to the hawk family.

Early Origins of the Puttick family

The surname Puttick was first found in Sussex where one of the first records of the family was Aelfricus (Aefric) Puttoc (died 1051) Archbishop of York (1023-1041) and Bishop of Worcester. He may have been the bishop who crowned Harold Harefoot king of England in 1036. However, when Harthacnut became king, he and others were charged to disinter Harold's body and throw it away. By the Battle of Hastings they had branched westward to Somerset where Aluried Puttoch held estates at that time.

Early History of the Puttick family

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Puttick 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 Puttick include Puttoch, Puttock, Puttoc, Puttick, Puttoche, Puttocke, Putticke, Putteck, Puttex, Putton, Putten, Potton, Puttone, Pottone, Pottock, Pottocke, Pottoch and many more.

Early Notables of the Puttick family (pre 1700)

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Canada Puttick migration to Canada +

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:

Puttick Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Sarah Puttick, who arrived in Montreal in 1832

Contemporary Notables of the name Puttick (post 1700) +

  • Andrew George Puttick (b. 1980), South African cricketer
  • Richard Puttick, Chairman of the Board of Taylor Woodrow Ltd
  • General Sir Edward Puttick, New Zealander who wrote the official history of New Zealand in the second World War

HMS Hood
  • Mr. William F Puttick (b. 1920), English Stoker 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Worthing, Sussex, England, who sailed into battle and died in the HMS Hood sinking [1]

  1. H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from on Facebook