Pottinger Family History

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Pottinger Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for a maker or seller of pottage, from Middle English, Old French potagier (an agent noun from potage ‘stew’, ‘thick soup’), with an intrusive -n-. English and Scottish: occupational name from Old French potecaire ‘apothecary’. German: possibly a habitational name from a place called Potting in Bavaria.

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

Similar surnames: Pettinger, Ottinger, Pittinger, Kittinger, Hottinger, Possinger

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Pottinger Family Origin

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Pottinger Family Occupations

What did your Pottinger ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Pottinger family was Butcher. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Fisherman & Crofter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pottinger. The most common Pottinger occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of Pottinger's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Fisherman & Crofter

  • Butcher


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Pottinger ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Pottinger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Pottinger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pottinger 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Pottinger. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Pottinger. For the veterans among your Pottinger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pottinger Life Expectancy

What is the average Pottinger lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Pottinger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Pottinger in 1962 was 45, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pottinger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pottinger 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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