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Putnam Surname Origin

(Origin Dutch) From Put or Putten, a well, and ham, a house or town. Welltown, or the house by the well.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.

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