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The Depotier surname comes from the Old French word "pot," meaning a "drinking vessel;" as such, it is thought to have been an occupational name for a maker of drinking or storage vessels.

Depotier Early Origins



The surname Depotier was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where they held a family seat at Courcy, an ancient castle and dukedom that played such an important role in the defense of northern and eastern France. The house of Potier would eventually be elevated to the Dukes of Gevres, and the Dukes of Tresmes, and Gevres, who held a family seat in Brittany.

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Depotier Spelling Variations


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Depotier Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Potier, Pottier, Potiere, Pothier, Pothiere, Poitiers, Poitier, De Potier and many more.

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Depotier Early History


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Depotier Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Depotier research. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1648, 1699, and 1772 are included under the topic Early Depotier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Depotier Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Depotier Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Mrs. Poiter who settled with two children in Mississippi in 1820; another Mrs. Poiter settled with two children in New Orleans La. in 1821; Thomas Potier settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1794.

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