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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.

Pothier Early Origins



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.

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Pothier Spelling Variations


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Pothier 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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Pothier Early History


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Pothier Early History



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

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Pothier Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pothier Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pothier (post 1700)


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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    7. 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.
    8. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    9. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    11. ...

    The Pothier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pothier 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 29 August 2014 at 08:39.

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