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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Putney name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Putney. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Putney Family Origin

Where is the Putney family from?

Putney Family Occupations

What did your Putney ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Putney. A less common occupation for the Putney family was Keeping House. The most common Putney occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Putney's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Putney ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Putney Historical Records

What Putney family records will you find?

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Putney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Putney ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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