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Putzer Name Meaning

German (Pützer) topographic name for someone who lived by a pool (Latin puteus ‘well’, ‘pool’) or a habitational name for someone from a place named with this word, for example Pütz in North Rhine-Westphalia. Probably a habitational name from a place called Putz in the former West Prussia, or from Pütz in Luxembourg (see Putz 2).(in Austria) topographic name for someone who lived by a well (see Putz).

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


Similar surnames: Putter, Putz, Pitzer, Putzier, Bitzer, Patzer, Rutzen, Puller, Netzer

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Where is the Putzer family from?

You can see how Putzer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Putzer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Putzer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Putzer family living in Maryland. This was 100% of all the recorded Putzer's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Putzer families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Putzer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Putzer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Putzer. 25% of Putzer men worked as a Salesman and 25% of Putzer women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Putzer were Machinist 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
    25%
  • Tailor
    13%
  • Janitor
    13%
  • Machinist
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    25%
  • Seamstress
    25%
  • Mailing
    25%
  • Bookkeeper
    25%
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Census Records

There are 944 census records available for the last name Putzer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Putzer 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 374 immigration records available for the last name Putzer. 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 781 military records available for the last name Putzer. For the veterans among your Putzer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Putzer lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Putzer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Putzer in 1963 was 44, and 89 in 2004.

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