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Pott Name Meaning

English: from a medieval personal name, a short form of Philpott. English: topographic name for someone who lived by a depression in the ground, from Middle English pot ‘drinking or storage vessel’ 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 and North German (Lower Rhine-Westphalia): metonymic occupational name for a potter, from Middle English, Middle Low German pot ‘pot’. See also Potter. North German: topographic name for someone living on a low-lying plot, from Low German dialect pot ‘puddle’.

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

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

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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 the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 19 Pott families living in Manitoba. This was about 40% of all the recorded Pott's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Pott families in 1911.
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What did your Pott ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Pott. 79% of Pott men worked as a Farmer.

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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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
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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 Canada, 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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