Early Origins of the Powter family
The surname Powter was first found in Cornwall
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of Basustowe. Cornwall
was a land set apart, a land of mystique and quaint customs, more strongly related to Brittany
than to England
. It was not until the 10th century that they submitted to the Saxon rule of England. Since then, their influence has moved east into Devon
Early History of the Powter family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Powter research.Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1319, 1380, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Powter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Powter Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Peutherer, Pewtress, Pewter, Puter, Putter, Puetter, Peuther, Pewterer, Pewterwre, Pewterers and many more.
Early Notables of the Powter family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Powter family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Pewter, who came to Virginia in 1666; Jane Pewteres, who came to America in 1675; Saml Pewter, who arrived in Maryland in 1723; and John Pewter, a bonded passenger who arrived in America in 1767..