The history of the Puttock family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living 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 Puttock family
The surname Puttock 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 Puttock family
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Puttock 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 Puttock 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 Puttock family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Puttock family to the New World and Oceana
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 Puttock or a variant listed above:
Puttock Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Clara Puttock, aged 31, who arrived in America from London, England, in 1916
- John Seppings Puttock, aged 27, who arrived in America from Orpington, England, in 1918
- Charles M. Puttock, aged 33, who arrived in America from London, England, in 1919
- Doris Puttock, aged 21, who arrived in America from Bellingshurst, England, in 1920
- William Puttock, aged 23, who arrived in America, in 1923
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Puttock Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Ann Puttock, who arrived in Canada in 1832
Puttock Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- William Puttock, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1840 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Rajasthan.htm
Contemporary Notables of the name Puttock (post 1700)
- Eric Clarence Puttock (1900-1969), English cricketer who played for Sussex in 1921
- Tobie Puttock (b. 1974), Australian celebrity chef, known for his association with British chef Jamie Oliver and as guest judge on My Kitchen Rules
Historic Events for the Puttock family
- Mr. Maurice J E Puttock (b. 1914), English Signalman serving for the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve from Lambeth, London, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
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 http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm