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Poteet Name Meaning

Said to be of French origin, this name is associated in the early 18th century with MD and subsequently with NC and SC. If it is French, it is probably a Huguenot name. It may be an altered form of French Petit, or possibly of French Pottet, which is from a diminutive of pot ‘pot’, in any of several senses: a metonymic occupational name for a potter, a nickname for a market trader, or a nickname for a rotund individual.

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


Similar surnames: Pott, Pollet, Motte, Steer, Pooley, Peet, Potter, Portee, Polce

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Where is the Poteet family from?

You can see how Poteet families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Poteet family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Poteet families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 10 Poteet families living in North Carolina. This was about 42% of all the recorded Poteet's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Poteet families in 1840.
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What did your Poteet ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Poteet. 31% of Poteet men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Poteet women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Poteet were Truck Driver and New Worker. .

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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 1940

  • Farmer
    31%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Seamstress
    8%
  • New Worker
    8%
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Passenger Lists

There are 465 immigration records available for the last name Poteet. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Poteet. For the veterans among your Poteet ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Poteet lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Poteet life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Poteet in 1946 was 54, and 75 in 2004.

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