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Potvin Early Origins



The surname Potvin was first found in Poitou, where Poitevin (Poetevin) is a regional language spoken in that area that dates back to at least the 13th century when it appeared in charters and legal documents at that time. People who spoke the languages were known as the Poitevins. Today, the Marais Poitevin (Poitevin Marsh) is a large area of marshland in western France, and has been historically used for farming; parts of the marsh are today a maze of islets and canals that attracts tourists worldwide and is nicknamed The Green Venice (la Venise Verte.) Podevin who lived in the 10th century, was a page of Duke Wenceslaus I of Bohemia and was the "page" in the Christmas carol "Good King Wenceslaus."

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Potvin Spelling Variations


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Potvin Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Potvin, Potvan, Poitvin, Poitevin, Pottevin, Pottvin, Poittvin, Poiteuin and many more.

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Potvin Early History


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Potvin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Potvin research. Another 287 words (20 lines of text) covering the year 1822 is included under the topic Early Potvin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Potvin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Potvin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Potvin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Potvin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Gabriel and Antoine Potvin settled in Carolina in 1695

Potvin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • François Potvin arrived from Maine in 1767

Potvin Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jean Potvin arrived in Quebec in 1669 from Poitou

Potvin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Charles Potvin settled in Quebec from Normandie in 1752
  • Jean Potvin from Gascogne settled in Quebec in 1765

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Contemporary Notables of the name Potvin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Potvin (post 1700)



  • Robert L. Potvin, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 1st District, 2000
  • Phil Potvin, American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives 102nd District; Elected 2012
  • Gregg R. Potvin, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Idaho, 1952
  • George J. Potvin, American Democrat politician, Member of New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Rochester 4th Ward; Elected 1938
  • George Potvin, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Putnam, 1918, 1920, 1926
  • Kevin Potvin (b. 1962), Canadian newspaper publisher and columnist, small business owner, and politician
  • Gilles Potvin (1923-2000), Canadian music critic and music historian
  • Roxanne Potvin (b. 1982), bilingual Gatineau, Quebec-based singer, blues guitarist, songwriter
  • Marc Potvin (1967-2006), Canadian professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League
  • Jean Rene Potvin (b. 1949), retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    4. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    5. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    11. ...

    The Potvin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Potvin 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 2 March 2016 at 13:33.

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