Potts Name Meaning

English and Scottish: patronymic from Pott 1, particularly common in northeastern England.

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


Similar surnames: Lotts, Spotts, Botts, Gotts, Cotts, Otts, Batts, Petts, Motts, Pont

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Potts Family Origin

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Potts Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    5%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%

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

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Potts Historical Records

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Potts Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, Potts life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Potts in 1944 was 34, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Potts

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