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Poitevin Early Origins



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."

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Poitevin Spelling Variations


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Poitevin Spelling Variations



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

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Poitevin Early History


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Poitevin Early History



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.

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Poitevin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Poitevin Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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
  • Louis Vincent Poitevin, who landed in Louisiana in 1719

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Contemporary Notables of the name Poitevin (post 1700)


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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
  • 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


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    5. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    6. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    9. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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    The Poitevin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Poitevin 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.

    This page was last modified on 4 January 2016 at 14:52.

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