The Pothyers 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 Pothyers family
The surname Pothyers 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 Pothyers family
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Pothyers Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Potier, Pottier, Potiere, Pothier, Pothiere, Poitiers, Poitier, De Potier and many more.
Early Notables of the Pothyers family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pothyers family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Mrs. Poiter who settled with two children in Mississippi in 1820; another Mrs. Poiter settled with two children in New Orleans La. in 1821; Thomas Potier settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1794.