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Where did the German Pottgieter family come from? What is the German Pottgieter family crest and coat of arms? When did the Pottgieter family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Pottgieter family history?The roots of the distinguished German surname Pottgieter lie in the western province of Westphalia. The name is derived from the Westphalian occupational term "Pottgieser," meaning "potter" or "smith who crafts pots and pans," and would have been originally borne by a practitioner of this occupation.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Potgieter, Pottgieter, Pottgieser, Potgieser and others.
First found in Westphalia, where the name originated. The first known bearer of the name was Hermann Potgieter, a resident of Essen in the year 1463. The young Pottgieter family played a major role in the development of the medieval society of Westphalia, and quickly became one of the prominent families of the region.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pottgieter research. Another 217 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1463, 1574, 1627, 1635, and 1665 are included under the topic Early Pottgieter History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 27 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pottgieter Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Willem and Bonnian Nee Henting Potgiever, who arrived at the port of New York on March 19, 1873 aboard the Wisconsin; as well as Willem and Reviva Potgieter, who arrived at the port of New York on April 15, 1880 aboard the Amsterdam..
The Pottgieter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pottgieter Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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