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Potanka Family History

Potanka Name Meaning

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

491 Historical Documents with Potanka on Ancestry.com
386 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
34 Military Records
25 Immigration Records
12 Census and Voter Lists
34 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Potanka Families

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    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Potanka census records

You can use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Potanka surname lived over the years.

While the questions in census records vary from place to place, and year to year, you can generally find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, occupations, etc.

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Potanka Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Potanka families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Potanka Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Potanka families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Potanka

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Potanka Family Occupations

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Potanka ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestors social and economic status.

Military Service by Potanka

Did the Potankas fight for the North or the South? Or not at all? Military records can tell you a lot about your ancestors including birthplace, occupation, and even physical descriptions.

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