Pott Family History

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Pott Name Meaning

English: from a medieval personal name, a short form of Philpott. English: topographic name for someone who lived by a depression in the ground, from Middle English pot ‘drinking or storage vessel’ used in this transferred sense, or a habitational name from one of the minor places deriving their name from this word, in the sense ‘pit’, ‘hole’. English and North German (Lower Rhine-Westphalia): metonymic occupational name for a potter, from Middle English, Middle Low German pot ‘pot’. See also Potter. North German: topographic name for someone living on a low-lying plot, from Low German dialect pot ‘puddle’.

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

Similar surnames: Lott, Post, Port, Ott, Poth, Nott, Mott, Polt, Hott, Pitt

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Pott Family Origin

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Pott Family Occupations

What did your Pott ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Cotton Spinner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pott. A less common occupation for the Pott family was Coal Miner. The most common Pott occupation in the UK was Farmer. 8% of Pott's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Cotton Spinner

  • Coal Miner


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Pott Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Pott. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pott 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Pott. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Pott. For the veterans among your Pott ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pott Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Pott life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Pott in 1956 was 53, and 87 in 2004.

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