Putnam Family History

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Putnam Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places, in Hertfordshire and Surrey, called Puttenham, from the genitive case of the Old English byname Putta, meaning ‘kite’ (the bird) + Old English ham ‘homestead’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Putney, Debnam, Dunham, Perham, Tatham, Dignam, Parham, Turnham

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Putnam Family Origin

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Putnam Family Occupations

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  • Baker

    7%
  • Bricklayer

    4%
  • Chair Turner

    4%
  • Labourer

    4%

In 1881, Baker, Bricklayer and Chair Turner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Putnam. A less common occupation for the Putnam family was Labourer. The most common Putnam occupation in the UK was Baker. 7% of Putnam's were Bakers.

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Putnam Historical Records

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Putnam Life Expectancy

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Famous Putnam Family

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Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)

James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
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