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


Similar surnames: Lott, Post, Port, Ott, Poth, Nott, Mott, Polt, Hott, Pitt

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Pott Family Origin

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Pott Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Miller

    4%

In 1880, the most common Pott occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Pott's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pott family was Miller. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pott.

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Between 1956 and 2004, Pott life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Pott in 1956 was 53, and 87 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pott

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