Potthast Family History
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Potthast Name Meaning
North German (Lower Rhine-Westphalia): metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of potage, from Middle Low German potharst (from pot ‘pot’ + harst ‘roast’), a thick soup or stew made with beef and root vegetables. The word was in common use until around 1850, when it was replaced by Gulasch.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Pott, Potthoff, Portmann, Prast, Holthaus, Potash, Witthoft, Poteet