Potts Family History

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Potts Name Meaning

English and Scottish: patronymic from Pott 1, particularly common in northeastern England.

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


Similar surnames: Lotts, Spotts, Botts, Gotts, Cotts, Otts, Batts, Petts, Motts, Pont

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Potts Family Origin

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Potts Family Occupations

What did your Potts ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Potts occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Potts's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Potts family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Potts.

View Census data for Potts | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    3%

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

Potts Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Potts. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Potts 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 Potts. 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 Potts. For the veterans among your Potts ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Potts Life Expectancy

What is the average Potts lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Potts life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Potts in 1944 was 34, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Potts

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Potts 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.

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