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Type Surname (from location)
Usage French

Meaning & History

A variant of the french word for potter, potier.

Also thought to have come from settlers from Poitiers, which is a city on the Clain river in west central France. These immigrants settled in the Acadian regions of Eastern Canada and North-East United States.

Can be spelled Pottier, Pothier, or Potier
Added 6/29/2010 by pottiecn
Edited 1/14/2013 by Mike C