Potts

Origen: Normando. The name Potts is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from Phillip. A common medieval English form of the name Phillip is Philpot. This form was often shortened to the diminutive form Pot or Pott. It is from this form of Phillip that the surname Potts is derived. The personal name Phillip was popular thanks to the influence of St. Phillip, one of the twelve apostles of Christ. There is, however, another possible etymology, that better explains some instances of the name. Pott was an Old English word which meant hole or pit. It was sometimes used topographically to indicate residence near such a geographical feature. This makes this surname polygenetic; that is, derived from more than one source and having more than one initial bearer. First found in Durham where they were seated from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Variantes: Potts, Pott, Pot y otros.

Motto: Bold and Crafty.

 

James Pott & Elizabeth Moore ( modificado el / modified on 20.03.2017 )
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