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Potthoff Name Meaning

North German: perhaps a habitational name from a place in Westphalia named as Pothof ‘(plant) nursery’, from Middle Low German pote ‘seedling’, ‘young plant’ + hof ‘farmstead’, ‘courtyard’, or, more likely, a variant of Puthoff.

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


Similar surnames: Puthoff, Nordhoff, Olthoff, Heithoff, Saathoff, Kalthoff, Althoff

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Potthoff Family Origin

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Potthoff Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Potthoff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 14% of Potthoff's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Potthoff family was Bakery. Farmer, Grocer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Potthoff.

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  • Farmer

    14%
  • Grocer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Bakery

    5%

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Potthoff Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Passenger List

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

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Potthoff Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Potthoff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Potthoff in 1945 was 37, and 81 in 2004.

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