Pothier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Pothier 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.
Early Origins of the Pothier family
The surname Pothier 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.
Early History of the Pothier family
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Pothier Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Potier, Pottier, Potiere, Pothier, Pothiere, Poitiers, Poitier, De Potier and many more.
Early Notables of the Pothier family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pothier family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Pothier Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Jean Pothier, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Chatillon, France, in 1915
- James S Pothier, aged 38, who landed in America, in 1918
- Isadore Pothier, aged 37, who emigrated to the United States, in 1919
- Simeon Pothier, aged 42, who settled in America, in 1919
- Forman L. Pothier, aged 52, who emigrated to the United States, in 1919
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Pothier Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- Paul Pothier, aged 41, who emigrated to St. Benigace, Canada, in 1919
- Angus Pothier, aged 45, who emigrated to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, in 1925
Contemporary Notables of the name Pothier (post 1700)
- Brian Pothier (b. 1977), American professional ice hockey player
- Aram Jules Pothier (1854-1928), Canadian-born, American politician, two time Governor of Rhode Island (1909-1915) and (1925-1928)
- Lucien Pothier (1883-1957), French racing cyclist who placed second in the 1903 Tour de France
- Robert Joseph Pothier (1699-1772), French jurist
- Dom Joseph Pothier (1835-1923), French prelate, liturgist and scholar
- Eric Pothier (b. 1979), Canadian two-time Olympic luger
- Hector Pothier (b. 1954), Canadian CFL football player who played from 1978 to 1989 for the Edmonton Eskimos
- Hector J. Pothier (1891-1976), Canadian physician and politician in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1963 to 1967
- Toussaint Pothier (1771-1845), Canadian businessman, seigneur and politician, Member of the Legislative Council of Lower Canada (1824-1838)
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