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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

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Potvin Family Origin

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Potvin Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    14%
  • Works In Cotton Mill

    11%
  • Blacksmith

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%

In 1880, 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. The most common Potvin occupation in the USA was Laborer. 14% of Potvin's were Laborers.

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Potvin Historical Records

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Potvin Life Expectancy

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