Potosky Family History

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Potosky Name Meaning

Germanized or Americanized form of Czech and Slovak Potocký, topographic name for someone who lived by a stream, Czech potok.

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


Similar surnames: Potocki, Morosky, Pataky, Pokorny, Podrasky, Petrosky, Petoskey

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Potosky Family Origin

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Potosky Family Occupations

What did your Potosky ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Potosky occupation in the USA was Cloak Salesman. 50% of Potosky's were Cloak Salesmans. Cloak Salesman and Retired Watchmaker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Potosky.

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  • Cloak Salesman

    50%
  • Retired Watchmaker

    50%

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

Potosky Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Potosky. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Potosky 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 Potosky. 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 Potosky. For the veterans among your Potosky ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Potosky Life Expectancy

What is the average Potosky lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Potosky life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Potosky in 1960 was 56, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Potosky

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Potosky ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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