Pothier Family History

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Pothier Name Meaning

French: occupational name for a maker of drinking and storage vessels, from an agent derivative of Old French pot ‘drinking vessel’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Potter, Pontier, Portier, Clothier, Kocher, Poirier, Ethier, Rottier

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Pothier Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pothier name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Pothier. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • France


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • European Jewish


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Pothier Family Origin

Where is the Pothier family from?

Pothier Family Occupations

What did your Pothier ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Pothier occupation in the USA was Planter. 33% of Pothier's were Planters. A less common occupation for the Pothier family was Farm Laborer. Planter, At Home and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pothier.

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  • Planter

  • At Home

  • Carpenter

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Pothier ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Pothier Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Pothier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pothiercensus records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Pothier. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 899 military records available for the last name Pothier. For the veterans among your Pothier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pothier Life Expectancy

What is the average Pothier lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Pothier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Pothier in 1952 was 21, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pothier ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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