Pott Family History
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Pott Name Meaning
English: from a medieval personal name, a short form of Philpott. English: topographic name for someone who lived by a depression in the ground, from Middle English pot ‘drinking or storage vessel’ used in this transferred sense, or a habitational name from one of the minor places deriving their name from this word, in the sense ‘pit’, ‘hole’. English and North German (Lower Rhine-Westphalia): metonymic occupational name for a potter, from Middle English, Middle Low German pot ‘pot’. See also Potter. North German: topographic name for someone living on a low-lying plot, from Low German dialect pot ‘puddle’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press