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