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Poitevin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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Early Origins of the Poitevin family


The surname Poitevin was first found in Poitou, where Poitevin (Poetevin) is a regional language spoken in that area that dates back to at least the 13th century when it appeared in charters and legal documents at that time. People who spoke the languages were known as the Poitevins. Today, the Marais Poitevin (Poitevin Marsh) is a large area of marshland in western France, and has been historically used for farming; parts of the marsh are today a maze of islets and canals that attracts tourists worldwide and is nicknamed The Green Venice (la Venise Verte.) Podevin who lived in the 10th century, was a page of Duke Wenceslaus I of Bohemia and was the "page" in the Christmas carol "Good King Wenceslaus."

Early History of the Poitevin family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Poitevin research.
Another 287 words (20 lines of text) covering the year 1822 is included under the topic Early Poitevin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Poitevin Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Potvin, Potvan, Poitvin, Poitevin, Pottevin, Pottvin, Poittvin, Poiteuin and many more.

Early Notables of the Poitevin family (pre 1700)


Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Poitevin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Poitevin family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Poitevin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Rebeca Poitevin, who arrived in Virginia in 1700 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Louis Vincent Poitevin, who landed in Louisiana in 1719 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Contemporary Notables of the name Poitevin (post 1700)


  • Jean Étienne Casimir Poitevin de Maureilhan, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, August 12) Jean Poitevin. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  • Guy Poitevin (1927-2008), French footballer and manager, active in the 1950s through the 1960s
  • Alphonse Poitevin (1819-1882), French chemist, photographer and civil engineer, inventor of photolithography and collotype processes

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, August 12) Jean Poitevin. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html

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