Putney Family History

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Putney Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Putney in Surrey (now Greater London), named in Old English with the genitive of Putta, a personal name, or putta ‘kite’ + ham ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘river meadow’, ‘land hemmed in by water or marsh’.

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


Similar surnames: Pitney, Putnam, Pusey, Partney, Utley, Burney, Pulley, Turney, Nutley

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Putney Family Origin

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Putney Family Occupations

What did your Putney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Putney. 19% of Putney men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Putney women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Putney were Carpenter and Waitress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    10%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Housework
    10%
  • Waitress
    8%

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

Putney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Putney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Putney census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Putney. 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 Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Putney. For the veterans among your Putney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Putney Life Expectancy

What is the average Putney lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Putney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Putney in 1945 was 69, and 79 in 2004.

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