Putnam (surname)


Putnam (surname)

Putnam is a surname.

The old colonial American and Puritan Putnam family was founded by John and Priscilla Gould Putnam in the 1600s, in Salem, Massachusetts. Many notable individuals are descendants of this family, including most of those listed below.

*Adam Putnam (fl. 2000s), American politician
*Ann Putnam, Jr. (1679–1716), American criminal defendant
*Ashley Putnam (b. 1952), opera singer
* Benjamin A. Putnam (fl. 1810s), American soldier & politician
*Brenda Putnam (1890-1975), sculptor
*Carleton Putnam (c. 1902 -1998), aviator, activist & author
*Charles Flint Putnam (1854–1882), US naval officer, polar explorer
*George D. Putnam (born 1948), screenwriter
*Howard Putnam, travel business manager
*George Putnam (newsman) (1914-2008), journalist
*George Haven Putnam (1844-1930), book entrepreneur & publishing-family member
*George Palmer Putnam (1814-1872), book entrepreneur
*George P. Putnam (1887-1950), publisher, author, explorer, & publishing-family & aviation-family member
*Herbert Putnam (1861-1955), American library administrator & publishing-family member
*Hilary Putnam, philosopher
*Israel Putnam (1718-1790), American soldier
*Mary Corinna Putnam Jacobi (1842-1906), American physician
*Michael Putnam (b. 1933), American Professional Golfer
*Robert D. Putnam, political scientist
*Roger Putnam (1892-1972), American politician and industrialist
*Rufus Putnam (1738–1824), American soldier
*Seth Putnam, musician
*Thomas Putnam, (1651-1699), landowner in Salem during the Salem witch trials
*William LeBaron Putnam (1835-1918), American jurist & politician
*William Lowell Putnam (1861-1923), American jurist & banker

See also

* Putnam (disambiguation)
* List of places named for Israel Putnam


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