Potter Family History

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Potter Name Meaning

English, Dutch, and North German (Pötter): occupational name for a maker of drinking and storage vessels, from an agent derivative of Middle English, Middle Low German pot. In the Middle Ages the term covered workers in metal as well as earthenware and clay.

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


Similar surnames: Porter, Petter, Otter, Rotter, Zotter, Cotter, Pott, Kolter, Matter

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Potter Family Origin

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Potter Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    3%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Potter. The most common Potter occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Potter's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Potter family was Coal Miner.

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Potter Historical Records

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Potter Life Expectancy

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