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The Putman [Pootman] Family and the De Plater Family in Europe

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Re: The Putman [Pootman] Family and the De Plater Family in Europe

Posted: 1268943272000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Putman, Putnam, Pootman, Plater
Hi,

This might be a coninsidence, but the children of Johannes Pootman [Putman] were said to have received land just west of Schenectady, New York, about 1706 from Queen Anne. Today this area is along Putnam Road. Putnam Road ends at Plotter Kill, which is Dutch, and is reported to be a corruption of Plat Kill which means "Flat Creek".

The creek was also called "Platter Kill".

In Dutch "plat" means flat, while "Plaat" means plate, sheet, or slab. Could the name Plotter Kill be a relic of the past and really mean "Plater's Kill". The stream, or creek, certainly is not flat as it has a steep water fall.

The land about Plotter [Platter] Kill was the early home of the Putman/Putnam family in America.

Mark R. Putnam
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