Potvin Family History
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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