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Potts Family History

Potts Name Meaning
English and Scottish: patronymic from Pott 1, particularly common in northeastern England.

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

1,781,965 Historical Documents with Potts on Ancestry.com
456,223 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
51,923 Military Records
25,118 Immigration Records
285,670 Census and Voter Lists
963,031 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Potts Families

  • Number of Potts families
     231 - 459
     78 - 230
     1 - 77
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Potts families
     753 - 1,503
     252 - 752
     1 - 251
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Potts families
     71 - 140
     24 - 70
     1 - 23
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Potts census records

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Potts Family Origin

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Potts Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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

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Average Life Expectancy for Potts

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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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Potts Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Potts census records

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Potts Civil War Service Records

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