Potthoff Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GET STARTED

Potthoff Name Meaning

North German: perhaps a habitational name from a place in Westphalia named as Pothof ‘(plant) nursery’, from Middle Low German pote ‘seedling’, ‘young plant’ + hof ‘farmstead’, ‘courtyard’, or, more likely, a variant of Puthoff.

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


Similar surnames: Puthoff, Nordhoff, Olthoff, Heithoff, Saathoff, Kalthoff, Althoff

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with a family member and we'll do the searching for you.

Potthoff Family Origin

Where is the Potthoff family from?

Potthoff Family Occupations

What did your Potthoff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Potthoff. 25% of Potthoff men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Potthoff women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Potthoff were Salesman and Teacher

View Census data for Potthoff | Data not to scale

United States shown, Canada data unavailable

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    27%
  • Housewife
    27%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Teacher
    14%

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

Potthoff Historical Records

What Potthoff family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Potthoff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Potthoff census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Canadian census records for Potthoff

Passenger List

There are 663 immigration records available for the last name Potthoff. 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.

View all Potthoff immigration records

Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Potthoff. For the veterans among your Potthoff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Potthoff military records

You've only scratched the surface of Potthoff family history.

Potthoff Life Expectancy

What is the average Potthoff lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Potthoff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Potthoff in 1945 was 37, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Potthoff

Famous Potthoff Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name