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The long and noble heritage behind the name of Poteet first began in medieval France. Originally, the French people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames were adopted in France is extremely interesting. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Many people, such as the Poteet family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Poteet was an occupational name for a maker of clay and metal drinking and storage vessels deriving its origin from the Latin word "potus," meaning "to drink."

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The surname Poteet was first found in Berry, a former province until 1790 when it became a region in central France where the family has been located since early times.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Pot, Pots, Pote, Pots, Pôt, Pôts, Pôte, Pôtes, du Pot, de Pot, de la Pot, La Pot, De Paux, Paux, Paulx, Peaux, Peaulx, Peau, Paut, Pault, Peaut and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Poteet research. Another 255 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1396, 1430, 1461, 1477, and 1715 are included under the topic Early Poteet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Poteet Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Poteet Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Eliz. Poteet, who emigrated to America, in 1906
  • Fred H. Poteet, aged 31, who landed in America, in 1910
  • George Poteet, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States, in 1919
  • Robert W. Poteet, aged 55, who landed in America, in 1924
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  • Jerry Poteet (1936-2012), American Jeet Kune Do specialist as taught to him by Bruce Lee
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