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

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Potthast Family Origin

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Potthast Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Grocery Store

    25%
  • Laborer

    25%
  • Tin Smith

    25%

In 1880, Farmer, Grocery Store and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Potthast. The most common Potthast occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Potthast's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Potthast family was Tin Smith.

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Potthast Historical Records

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Potthast Life Expectancy

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