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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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Poteet Family Origin

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Poteet Family Occupations

What did your Poteet ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Poteet. A less common occupation for the Poteet family was Laborer. The most common Poteet occupation in the USA was Farmer. 56% of Poteet's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    56%
  • Farming

    14%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    4%

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Poteet Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Passenger List

There are 642 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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Draft Card

There are 1,000 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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Poteet Life Expectancy

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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