Pottier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Pottier 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 Pottier family

The surname Pottier 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 Pottier family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pottier research. Another 51 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1648, 1699, and 1772 are included under the topic Early Pottier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pottier Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Potier, Pottier, Potiere, Pothier, Pothiere, Poitiers, Poitier, De Potier and many more.

Early Notables of the Pottier family (pre 1700)

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pottier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Pottier migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pottier Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Anne Savary Pottier, aged 38, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1785 [1]

Canada Pottier migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pottier Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. John Pottier U.E. who settled in Augusta, Ontario c. 1786 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Pottier (post 1700) +

  • Richard Pottier (1906-1994), Austrian-born French film director
  • René Pottier (b. 1879), French racing cyclist
  • Eugène Edine Pottier (1816-1887), French revolutionary socialist, poet, freemason and transport worker
  • Philippe Pottier (1938-1985), Swiss footballer who played from 1956 to 1973, member of the Switzerland National Team
  • Edmond François Paul Pottier (1855-1934), German art historian and archaeologist

  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)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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