Pottinger Family History
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Pottinger Name Meaning
English and Scottish: occupational name for a maker or seller of pottage, from Middle English, Old French potagier (an agent noun from potage ‘stew’, ‘thick soup’), with an intrusive -n-. English and Scottish: occupational name from Old French potecaire ‘apothecary’. German: possibly a habitational name from a place called Potting in Bavaria.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press