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The Poitier 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.

Poitier Early Origins



The surname Poitier 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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Poitier Spelling Variations


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Poitier 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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Poitier Early History


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Poitier Early History



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

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Poitier Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Poitier Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Poitier 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:

Poitier Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jean Baptiste Poitier, who arrived in Quebec in 1670 from Picardy
  • Philippe Poitier, who arrived in Quebec in 1679 from Saintonge via Bordeaux

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Contemporary Notables of the name Poitier (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Poitier (post 1700)



  • Sir Sidney Poitier (b. 1927), Bahamian-American actor, film director, author, diplomat and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Earl Poitier (b. 1974), American actor
  • Sydney Tamiia Poitier (b. 1973), American actress, daughter of Sidney
  • Melanie Susan Poitier (1947-1981), better known as Suki Potier, was an English model

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    3. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    5. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    6. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    7. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
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    The Poitier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Poitier 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 23 November 2016 at 13:32.

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