Potash Family History

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Potash Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for someone who extracted or used potash (in bleaching paper or material for example), from Yiddish potash, eastern Slavic potash, German Pottasche, ‘potash’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Tash, Porath, Petrash, Pach, Coash, Poth, Copas, Tasch, Noah, Ponath

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Potash Family Origin

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Potash Family Occupations

What did your Potash ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Assistant School Teacher and Directorosec were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Potash. 34% of Potash men worked as an Assistant School Teacher and 50% of Potash women worked as a Directorosec. Some less common occupations for Americans named Potash were Jevish Slaughterer and Raincoat Machinist

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Assistant School Teacher
    34%
  • Clerk Sec Financiers Office
    34%
  • Jevish Slaughterer
    34%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Directorosec
    50%
  • Raincoat Machinist
    50%

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

Potash Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Potash. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Potash census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 768 immigration records available for the last name Potash. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 784 military records available for the last name Potash. For the veterans among your Potash ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Potash Life Expectancy

What is the average Potash lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Potash life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Potash in 1942 was 43, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Potash

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Potash ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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