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Putterman Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a dairyman or seller of butter from northeastern Yiddish puter ‘butter’ + man ‘man’. In some cases possibly also an Americanized form of German Buttermann (see Butterman ) a cognate of 1 above.

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


Similar surnames: Futterman, Butterman, Gutterman, Otterman, Guterman, Ketterman

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Where is the Putterman family from?

You can see how Putterman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Putterman family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Putterman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Putterman families living in Missouri. This was about 63% of all the recorded Putterman's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Putterman families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Putterman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Putterman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Putterman. 38% of Putterman men worked as a Salesman and 34% of Putterman women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Putterman were Stock Clerk and Bookkeeper. .

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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

  • Salesman
    38%
  • Painter
    13%
  • Executive
    13%
  • Stock Clerk
    13%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
    34%
  • Secretary
    23%
  • Saleslady
    23%
  • Bookkeeper
    23%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Putterman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Putterman 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 489 immigration records available for the last name Putterman. 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 136 military records available for the last name Putterman. For the veterans among your Putterman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Putterman lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Putterman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Putterman in 1952 was 46, and 94 in 2004.

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