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Pottle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Pottle has a rich and ancient history. It is an Anglo-Saxon name that was originally derived from the personal name Phillip. A common medieval English form of the name Phillip is Philpot. Sometimes this got shortened to Pot, and a diminutive suffix could be added: in this case, el. So, someone named Phillip could become known as Potel. They would then pass this name down to their children. Therefore, the surname Pottle means "son of Phillip."

Early Origins of the Pottle family


The surname Pottle was first found in Somerset, where the family held a family seat since ancient times.

Early History of the Pottle family


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Pottle Spelling Variations


Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Pottle include Pottle, Pottel, Pottell, Pottale, Potale, Potell, Potelle, Potel and many more.

Early Notables of the Pottle family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Pottle family to the New World and Oceana


A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Pottle Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Christopher Pottle, who settled in Massachusetts in 1679

Pottle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Pottle, who sailed to America in 1756
  • Joseph Pottle, who arrived in Boston in 1762

Pottle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • O Pottle, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Henry Pottle, aged 56, originally from Southampton, who arrived in New York in 1897 aboard the ship "New York" from Southampton, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXWV-N3X : 6 December 2014), Henry Pottle, 08 Feb 1897; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name New York, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Pottle Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Agnes Pottle, aged 21, originally from St. Johns, who arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Rosalind" from St. John's, Newfoundland [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXNG-Q3T : 6 December 2014), Agnes Pottle, 15 May 1907; citing departure port St. John's, Newfoundland, arrival port New York, ship name Rosalind, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Wm. James Pottle, aged 44, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Olympic" from Southampton, England [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J68Q-FYD : 6 December 2014), Wm. James Pottle, 06 Oct 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Olympic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • James Pottle, aged 28, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Abbie C. Stubbs" from St. John, New Brunswick [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DL-N29 : 6 December 2014), James Pottle, 25 Oct 1920; citing departure port St. John, New Brunswick, arrival port New York, ship name Abbie C. Stubbs, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Florence Mable Pottle, aged 28, originally from London, England, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Adriatic" from Southampton, England [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6FK-C49 : 6 December 2014), Florence Mable Pottle, 10 Dec 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Pottle (post 1700)


  • Bill Pottle (b. 1978), American author of books on Fantasy, Martial Arts, and Christianity
  • Gilbert Emery Bensley Pottle (1875-1945), birth name of Gilbert Emery, an American actor who appeared in over 80 movies from 1921 to 1945
  • Sam Pottle (1934-1978), American composer, conductor, and musical director, best remembered for his work on Sesame Street and The Muppet Show, co-writer of the theme song
  • George Pottle, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Lewiston, Maine, 1899-1900 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Emory Bemsley Pottle (1815-1891), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Ontario County, 1847; U.S. Representative from New York 26th District, 1857-61 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • E. H. Pottle, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1868 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Frederick Albert Pottle, English professor and an author in America
  • Herbert Lench Pottle (1907-2002), Newfoundland born, Canadian politician, MHA for Carbonear-Bay de Verde (1949-1956)
  • Patrick Pottle (1938-2000), British founding member of the Committee of 100, an anti-nuclear direct action group

Historic Events for the Pottle family



HMS Royal Oak

  • Robin Victor Tuck Pottle (1922-1939), British Boy Telegraphist with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html

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Citations


  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. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXWV-N3X : 6 December 2014), Henry Pottle, 08 Feb 1897; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name New York, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXNG-Q3T : 6 December 2014), Agnes Pottle, 15 May 1907; citing departure port St. John's, Newfoundland, arrival port New York, ship name Rosalind, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J68Q-FYD : 6 December 2014), Wm. James Pottle, 06 Oct 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Olympic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DL-N29 : 6 December 2014), James Pottle, 25 Oct 1920; citing departure port St. John, New Brunswick, arrival port New York, ship name Abbie C. Stubbs, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6FK-C49 : 6 December 2014), Florence Mable Pottle, 10 Dec 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  8. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html

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