Pottebaum Family History
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Pottebaum Name Meaning
German: partly standardized form of North German Pottböhm(er). The first part was misinterpreted as ‘pot’ (see Pott 4): In fact, it derives from dialect pot ‘puddle’ + Middle Low German bom ‘tree’ (standard German Baum) and was probably a distinguishing name or a topographic name for someone who grew trees on a low-lying plot of land, from Middle Low German bom (standard German Baum) ‘tree’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Baum, Ronnebaum, Quattlebaum, Holderbaum, Potthast, Potter