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Pot History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , French , German


The long and noble heritage behind the name of Pot first began in medieval France. Originally, the French people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames were adopted in France is extremely interesting. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Many people, such as the Pot family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Pot was an occupational name for a maker of clay and metal drinking and storage vessels deriving its origin from the Latin word "potus," meaning "to drink."


Early Origins of the Pot family


The surname Pot was first found in Berry, a former province until 1790 when it became a region in central France where the family has been located since early times.

The family grew and formed two branches, one of which became extinct in 1715 after the daughter of Charles, Marquis of Rhodes, and Grand Master of the ceremonies of France. The family moved to the province of Bourgogne, where Jean, the first steward of the Count of Nevers, was a prisoner at the Battle of Nicopolis in 1396.

Among the other members of this family were: Régnier, son of Jean, Lord of la Roche de Nolay, who was later made Counsellor and Chamberlain of King Philippe-le-Hardi and King Jean-sans-Peur, gruyer (administrator of Forests and Lands) of Bourgogne, Governor of Dauphiné, and Knight of the Toison-d'Or in 1430; Philippe, grandson of Régnier, who was the First Chamberlain of King Philippe the Good, and was made a Knight of the Toison-d'Or in 1461 and Saint-Michel, for whom King Louis XI created the post of Grand Seneschal of Bourgogne in 1477, and who was the most accomplished Knight of his time. Philippe was also made Governor of the County of Charollais, for King Charles VIII. Also included in this family was Guyot, Count of Saint-Pol, Governor of Touraine and Seneschal of Vermandois.


Early History of the Pot family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pot research. More information is included under the topic Early Pot History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pot Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Pot, Pots, Pote, Pots, Pôt, Pôts, Pôte, Pôtes, du Pot, de Pot, de la Pot, La Pot, De Paux, Paux, Paulx, Peaux, Peaulx, Peau, Paut, Pault, Peaut and many more.

Early Notables of the Pot family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Pot family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pot Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Pot, who landed in Virginia in 1657 [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)

Pot Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johanes Pot, who settled in Philadelphia in 1754
  • William Pot, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1773

Pot Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jan Pot, aged 33, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 [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 Pot (post 1700)


  • Sir Leslie Pot, Consul to Monaco
  • Philippe Pot (1428-1493), Burgundian nobleman, military leader, and diplomat
  • Hendrik Gerritsz Pot (1580-1657), Dutch painter
  • Cornelius Pot (b. 1951), Dutch football manager and former footballer
  • Pol Pot (1925-1998), the leader of the Cambodian communist movement

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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)


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