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Pot History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , French , German


The German surname Pot comes from the Middle Low German word "pot," meaning "a pot;" as such, it was likely an occupational name for a potter.


Early Origins of the Pot family


The surname Pot was first found in East Prussia, where the name Pott came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status.

Early History of the Pot family


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Another 140 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1502, 1715, and 1744 are included under the topic Early Pot History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pot Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Pott, Pot, Potte, Potts, Pottes, Pots, Potes, Pottz, Pottez, Poott, Pootts, Bott, Botts, Botz and many more.

Early Notables of the Pot family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Pot family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pot Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Pot, who landed in Virginia in 1657 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Pot Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johanes Pot, who settled in Philadelphia in 1754
  • William Pot, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1773

Pot Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jan Pot, aged 33, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Contemporary Notables of the name Pot (post 1700)


  • Sir Leslie Pot, Consul to Monaco
  • Hendrik Gerritsz Pot (1580-1657), Dutch painter
  • Philippe Pot (1428-1493), Burgundian nobleman, military leader, and diplomat
  • Cornelius Pot (b. 1951), Dutch football manager and former footballer
  • Pol Pot (1925-1998), the leader of the Cambodian communist movement

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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