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Pottebaum Name Meaning

German: partly standardized form of North German Pottböhm(er). The first part was misinterpreted as ‘pot’ (see Pott 4): In fact, it derives from dialect pot ‘puddle’ + Middle Low German bom ‘tree’ (standard German Baum) and was probably a distinguishing name or a topographic name for someone who grew trees on a low-lying plot of land, from Middle Low German bom (standard German Baum) ‘tree’.

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


Similar surnames: Baum, Ronnebaum, Quattlebaum, Holderbaum, Potthast, Potter

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Pottebaum Family Origin

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Pottebaum Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Cabinet Maker

    14%
  • Factory

    14%
  • Grocer

    14%

In 1880, the most common Pottebaum occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Pottebaum's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pottebaum family was Grocer. Farmer, Cabinet Maker and Factory were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pottebaum.

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