I've been looking over the Pootman/Putman Y-DNA matches recently, and I'm reminded that the Pootman family is close to the Bruno, Vom Broch, and Bruhle families. The Pootman family is designated as I1-DF29+. I wonder if these families may be related to the Bruckteri who were the early people that lived along the Lippe River in Germany. German Pootman perhaps and certainly Puettmann mean wellman or pitman. In German, Brunnen also means well along with Puett. Bruch or broch means a wetland. The Bruckteri were the people of the wetlands. The Vom Broch and Bruhle families lived just south of the Lippe River. Another early name for wellman or pitman in early Germany was Vom Brunnen de Puteo. Latin Puteus means a well, so de Puteus means of the well. De Sood or Sod also means a wellman likely a salt wellman.