History of your Surname
Get access to Putzer family records.Start a 14-Day Free Trial

Putzer Family History

Putzer Surname Meaning

German (also Pützer): topographic name for someone who lived by a pool (from Latin puteus ‘well pool’) or a habitational name for someone from a place called with this word for example Pütz in North Rhine-Westphalia and Luxembourg or Putz in (former) West Prussia (see Putz ). Austrian German: topographic name for someone who lived by a well or small pond (see Putz ). Germanized form of Slovenian Pucer: from a Germanized form of the habitational name Pučar for someone from the village of Puče in the Slovene Littoral etymologically related to 1 above.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

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 USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 3 Putzer families living in London. This was 100% of all the recorded Putzer's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Putzer families in 1891.
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 USA 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. .

View Census Data for Putzer | Data not to scale

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

United States shown, England data unavailable

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Janitor
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Seamstress
  • Mailing
  • Bookkeeper
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Putzer family records will you find?

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.

Search Australian census records for Putzer

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 Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Putzer immigration records

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.

View all Putzer military records

You've only scratched the surface of Putzer family history

Discover More

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Putzer

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Putzer family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Putzer last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial