The Poitier surname comes from the Old French word "pot", meaning a "drinking vessel"; as such, it is thought to have been an
name for a maker of drinking or storage vessels.
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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of this family name include: Potier, Pottier, Potiere, Pothier, Pothiere, Poitiers, Poitier, De Potier and many more.