When Jeremiah Potter was born on 1 July 1771, in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Joseph Potter, was 35 and his mother, Dinah Gifford, was 38. He married Dorcas Gulick about 1777. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Washington, New York, United States in 1800 and Prattsburgh, Prattsburgh, Steuben, New York, United States in 1830. He died on 17 October 1843, in Prattsburgh, Steuben, New York, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Prattsburgh, Steuben, New York, United States.
English and Dutch; North German (Pötter): occupational name for a maker of drinking and storage vessels, from an agent derivative of Middle English, Middle Low German pot. In the Middle Ages the term covered workers in metal as well as earthenware and clay.
In some cases also an Americanized form (translation into English) of Croatian, Serbian, and Slovenian Lončar ‘potter’ (see Loncar ), and probably also of cognates from some other languages, e.g. Czech Hrnčíř (see Hrncir ).
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