Poteat History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Poteat family

The surname Poteat was first found in Artois, a former province of northern France where this illustrious family held a family seat with lands and manor for many centuries. The family were well established in the region of Arras and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.

Early History of the Poteat family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Poteat research. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1510, and 1581 are included under the topic Early Poteat History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Poteat Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Poteau, Potel, Poté, Posteau, Postel, Postheau, Posthiea, Potelier, Potellier, Potellerat, Potelle, Potteau, Poitou and many more.

Early Notables of the Poteat family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Poteat family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jacqueline Potel, who settled in Canada; Andre Potel, who came to Quebec in 1760; Henry Postel, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1801; Frederick Postel, who settled in Mississippi in 1852.


Contemporary Notables of the name Poteat (post 1700) +

  • Joshua Poteat, American poet
  • S. Eugene Poteat (b. 1930), American retired senior Central Intelligence Agency executive who was awarded the CIA's Intelligence Medal of Merit and the National Reconnaissance Office Meritorious Civilian Award
  • Harrison W. Poteat, American religious worker, an overseer for the Church of God in the northeast in the early 20th century


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