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The Putman [Pootman] Family and the De Plater Family in Europe

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Re: The Putman [Pootman] Family and the De Plater Family in Europe

Posted: 18 Mar 2010 2:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Putman, Putnam, Pootman, Plater
Hi,

This might be a coninsidence, but the children of Johannes Pootman [Putman] were said to have received land just west of Schenectady, New York, about 1706 from Queen Anne. Today this area is along Putnam Road. Putnam Road ends at Plotter Kill, which is Dutch, and is reported to be a corruption of Plat Kill which means "Flat Creek".

The creek was also called "Platter Kill".

In Dutch "plat" means flat, while "Plaat" means plate, sheet, or slab. Could the name Plotter Kill be a relic of the past and really mean "Plater's Kill". The stream, or creek, certainly is not flat as it has a steep water fall.

The land about Plotter [Platter] Kill was the early home of the Putman/Putnam family in America.

Mark R. Putnam
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Mark Putnam 18 Mar 2010 7:50PM GMT 
Mark Putnam 18 Mar 2010 8:14PM GMT 
Mark Putnam 4 Oct 2010 12:36AM GMT 
gwk404 23 Jul 2013 3:29AM GMT 
Mark Putnam 24 Jul 2013 5:56PM GMT 
gwk404 26 Jul 2013 11:19PM GMT 
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