Putman Family History
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Putman Name Meaning
English: variant of Pitman ‘dweller by the pit or hollow’, formed with Middle English putte, a dialect form common in southern and southwestern England. Dutch: from put ‘pit’ or ‘well’ + man ‘man’, a topographic name for someone who lived by such a feature, or a habitational name derived from a minor place named with the term. Americanized spelling of North German Püttmann, a topographic name cognate with 2.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Gutman, Outman, Oatman, Rutman, Patman, Pitman, Butman, Pittman