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Origins of the Putnam surname

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About the Putnams

We have a total number of 5794 records for people with the last name Putnam.

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Where do most Putnams live?

In 1921, most Putnams lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Putnams

How common is your surname?

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We have 2,990 records for the Putnam surname. The oldest one dates back to .

Who were Putnams most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Putnam first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Putnams

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Putnams in 1921
Dressmaker

19

Domestic Servant

6

General Servant Domestic

6

Laundress

6

Living On Own Means

6

Common Male occupations for Putnams in 1921
Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers

36

Farm Hands

28

Bricklayer

26

Clerks

22

General Farmers

20

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