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

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Pottebaum Family Origin

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Pottebaum Family Occupations

What did your Pottebaum ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Pottebaum occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Pottebaum's were Farmers. Farmer, Cabinet Maker and Factory were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pottebaum. A less common occupation for the Pottebaum family was Grocer.

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  • Farmer

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Factory

  • Grocer


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Pottebaum Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Pottebaum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pottebaum 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 79 immigration records available for the last name Pottebaum. 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 224 military records available for the last name Pottebaum. For the veterans among your Pottebaum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pottebaum Life Expectancy

What is the average Pottebaum lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Pottebaum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Pottebaum in 1959 was 39, and 76 in 2004.

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