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Puett Name Meaning

North German (Pütt): habitational name from any of several places so named in Rhineland, Westphalia, and Pomerania, but in most cases a topographic name from Middle Low German putte ‘pit’, ‘well’, ‘puddle’, ‘pond’.

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


Similar surnames: Huett, Pott, Platt, Putt, Paeth, Puente, Plett, Pultz, Pust, Lueth

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Where is the Puett family from?

You can see how Puett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Puett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Puett families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Puett families living in Indiana. This was about 36% of all the recorded Puett's in the USA. Indiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Puett families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Puett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Puett ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Puett. 21% of Puett men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Puett women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Puett were Salesman and Clerk.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Carpenter
    11%
  • Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    16%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Knitter
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Puett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Puett census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 249 immigration records available for the last name Puett. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Puett. For the veterans among your Puett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Puett lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Puett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Puett in 1950 was 67, and 68 in 2004.

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