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Potvin Name Meaning

English and French: regional name from Old French Poitevin, denoting someone from Poitou in western France. The form Potvin has long been established in England and was brought to the U.S. from there. However, French bearers of the surname Poitevin also came to the New World, where their surname underwent a similar transformation on arrival in New England.

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


Similar surnames: Polin, Bodin, Potwin, Poulin, Boivin, Goffin, Putman, Botkin, Covin

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Potvin Family Origin

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Potvin Family Occupations

What did your Potvin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Potvin occupation in the USA was Laborer. 14% of Potvin's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Potvin family was Keeping House. Laborer, Works In Cotton Mill and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Potvin.

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  • Laborer

    14%
  • Works In Cotton Mill

    11%
  • Blacksmith

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%

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

Potvin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Potvin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Potvin census 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Potvin. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Potvin. For the veterans among your Potvin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Potvin Life Expectancy

What is the average Potvin lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Potvin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Potvin in 1947 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Potvin 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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