Coat of arms of the Puttkamer family
|Place of origin||Schlawe (Sławno), Farther Pomerania|
|Members||Karl-Jesko von Puttkamer, Jesco Carl Eugen von Puttkamer, Jesco von Puttkamer|
|Traditions||The first name of "Jesco"|
The family von Puttkamer (also abbreviated 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 sons receive the first name of "Jesco".
- Karl-Jesko von Puttkamer (1900–1981), Rear Admiral and naval adjutant to Adolf Hitler
- Jesco Carl Eugen von Puttkamer (1919–1987), Ambassador of the FRG 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
- Georg Ludwig von Puttkamer (1715–1759) Prussian general. Killed at Battle of Kunersdorf
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: Until 1919, Graf was a title, translated as Count, not a first or middle name. The female form is Gräfin. In Germany since 1919, it forms part of family names.
- 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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