The family von Puttkamer (also abbrev. to v. Puttkamer) belongs to a widely extended German noble family whose earliest ancestor is first recorded between 1257 and 1260 in Schlawe (Sławno), Farther Pomerania. While some of its branches have the title of Graf (count), others are entitled to the lesser Freiherr (baron). According to a widespread family tradition, many firstborn Puttkamer receives the first name of "Jesco".
- Karl-Jesco von Puttkamer (1900–1981), Rear Admiral and naval adjutant to Adolf Hitler
- Jesco Carl Eugen von Puttkamer (1919–1987), Ambassador of the FDR to Tel Aviv, Stockholm, Lisbon & Belgrade. He was Ambassador to Israel at the time of the 1972 killings at the Munich summer Olympics.
- Jesco von Puttkamer (1933–2012), engineer and NASA manager
- Jesko von Puttkamer (1855–1917), German military chief and governor of German Cameroon from 1895 to 1907
- Johanna von Puttkamer, Prussian noblewoman, wife of Otto von Bismarck
- Martin-Anton Freiherr von Puttkamer (1698–1782) Prussian Major-General
- Peter von Puttkamer, documentary filmmaker
- Robert von Puttkamer, Prussian statesman
Regarding personal names: Freiherr is a former title (translated as Baron), which is now legally a part of the last name. The feminine forms are Freifrau and Freiin. Regarding personal names: Graf is a title, translated as Count, not a first or middle name. The female form is Gräfin.
- Otto Hupp: Münchener Kalender 1925. Verlagsanstalt München/Regensburg 1925.
- Ellinor von Puttkamer: Geschichte des Geschlechts von Puttkamer, Neustadt an der Aisch 1984, Deutsches Familienarchiv Band 83-85, ISBN 3-7686-5064-2
- Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Adelslexikon Band XI, Band 122 der Gesamtreihe, C. A. Starke Verlag, Limburg (Lahn) 2000, ISSN 0435-2408
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