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Pottinger is an old Anglo-Saxon name that was given to a person who was a maker and seller of soup which is derived from the Old French word potagier, which meant "maker and seller of pottage." Pottage is a thick soup or broth. The original bearer of this surname may very well have been an itinerant peddler traveling with a fair. It was common to have food sellers traveling with medieval fairs; pottage was a popular food stuff to be found at these events. A good literary example of this type of trade appears in the beginning of Thomas Hardy's book The Mayor of Casterbridge, where the "furmity woman" precipitates the events of the novel by selling soup laced with alcohol to Henchard, who in later years becomes the Mayor of the title of the book. The word pottinger is Scottish for an apothecary. In the Household Book of James V. of Scotland, one of the king's horses, set apart for carrying the drugs of the royal household, is jocosely known by this name: - 'uno equo pharmacopile, vulgo de Pottinger.' " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.


Pottinger Early Origins



The surname Pottinger was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Pottinger Spelling Variations


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Pottinger Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Pottinger has been recorded under many different variations, including Pottinger, Potinger, Pottingal, Pottingale and others.

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Pottinger Early History


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Pottinger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pottinger research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1556, 1789 and 1856 are included under the topic Early Pottinger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pottinger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pottinger Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pottinger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pottinger In Ireland


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Pottinger In Ireland



Some of the Pottinger family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Pottinger or a variant listed above:

Pottinger Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Pottinger, who arrived in Maryland in 1665
  • John Pottinger, who arrived in Maryland in 1684

Pottinger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jane Pottinger and her husband, who settled in Virginia in 1729
  • Jane Pottinger, who came to Philadelphia in 1774

Pottinger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Pottinger, who landed in New York in 1848

Pottinger Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Ann Pottinger, aged 22, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Dirigo"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pottinger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pottinger (post 1700)



  • Julia Pottinger (b. 1970), born Julie Cotler, an American historical romance novelist
  • Allison Pottinger (b. 1973), Canadian-born, American curler, two-time gold and four-time silver medalist
  • Willett Pottinger, American politician, Member of Nebraska State Senate, 1871
  • Craig Pottinger, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1956; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1946-51
  • Sir Henry Pottinger (1834-1909), 3rd Baronet, English peer
  • Jason "Jay" "J-Po" Pottinger (b. 1983), Canadian football linebacker for the Ottawa Redblacks
  • Sir Frederick William Pottinger (1831-1865), 2nd Baronet, India-born, Australian police inspector, son of Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pottinger
  • Tinks Pottinger (b. 1956), New Zealand horsewoman and bronze medalist at the 1988 Summer Olympics
  • Henry Eldred Curwen Pottinger GCB, PC (1789-1856), 1st Baronet, British soldier and first Governor of Hong Kong (1843-1844), Governor of the Cape Colony in 1847, Governor of Madras (1848-1854)
  • Sonia Pottinger (1931-2010), Jamaican record producer
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Virtus in ardua
Motto Translation: Courage against difficulties.


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Pottinger Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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The Pottinger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pottinger 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.

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