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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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Where is the Pothier family from?

You can see how Pothier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pothier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pothier families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there were 2 Pothier families living in Louisiana. This was about 67% of all the recorded Pothier's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Pothier families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pothier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pothier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stitcher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pothier. 20% of Pothier men worked as a Laborer and 35% of Pothier women worked as a Stitcher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pothier were Salesman and Clerk.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Carpenter
    18%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stitcher
    35%
  • Maid
    25%
  • Bookkeeper
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%
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Census Records

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

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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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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