Pottenger Family History

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Pottenger Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant spelling of Pottinger.

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


Similar surnames: Pottinger, Pettinger, Potteiger, Pittenger, Kittinger, Gettinger

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Pottenger Family Origin

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Pottenger Family Occupations

What did your Pottenger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Physician were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pottenger. The most common Pottenger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 59% of Pottenger's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pottenger family was Butcher.

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  • Farmer

    59%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Physician

    6%
  • Butcher

    3%

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

Pottenger Historical Records

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Census Record

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

Search 1940's US census records for Pottenger

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Pottenger. 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 Pottenger. For the veterans among your Pottenger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pottenger Life Expectancy

What is the average Pottenger lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Pottenger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Pottenger in 1954 was 46, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pottenger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pottenger 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.

Famous Pottenger Family

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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
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