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Putter Family History

Putter Name Meaning

(Pütter) topographic name for someone who lived by a pool, from Middle Low German putte ‘pit’, ‘puddle’ ‘pool’ (see puett) or habitational name for someone from any of the various places named with this word.possibly also a variant of Butter.

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


Similar surnames: Putzer, Hutter, Pitter, Butter, Suttner, Kutter, Potter, Lutter

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Where is the Putter family from?

You can see how Putter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Putter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Putter families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Putter family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Putter's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Putter families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Putter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Putter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Putter. 18% of Putter men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Putter women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Putter were Labor and Office 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

  • Farmer
    18%
  • Salesman
    18%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Labor
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    28%
  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Housewife
    19%
  • Office Clerk
    19%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Putter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Putter 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 887 immigration records available for the last name Putter. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Putter. For the veterans among your Putter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Putter lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Putter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Putter in 1962 was 87, and 70 in 2004.

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