Pott Family History
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