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Pott Name Meaning

English: from the personal name Pot an Old French pet form of Philipot (see Philpott ) itself a pet form of Philip . English: topographic name for someone who lived by a depression in the ground from Middle English pot potte ‘pot’ used in this transferred sense or a habitational name from one of the minor places deriving their name from this word in the sense ‘pit hole’. English North German (North Rhine-Westphalia) and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a potter from Middle English Middle Low German pot ‘pot’. See also Potter . English: occasionally a nickname from Middle English pot potte (Old English pot) ‘pot container’ possibly for someone who was pot-bellied. North German: topographic name for someone living on a low-lying plot from Low German dialect pōt ‘puddle’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Lott, Post, Port, Ott, Poth, Nott, Mott, Polt, Hott, Pitt

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Where is the Pott family from?

You can see how Pott families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pott family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pott families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 147 Pott families living in Kent. This was about 20% of all the recorded Pott's in United Kingdom. Kent had the highest population of Pott families in 1891.
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What did your Pott ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Pott. 18% of Pott men worked as a General Labourer and 79% of Pott women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pott were Farmer and Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Farm Worker Assisting Father
  • Dairy Farmer
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic Duti
  • Housekeeper
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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Pott. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Pott. For the veterans among your Pott ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pott lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Pott life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Pott in 1956 was 53, and 87 in 2004.

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