Last name: POTTER

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POTTER : This last name is indexed 523,788 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

POTTER : 1: English and Dutch; North German (Pötter): occupational name for a maker of drinking and storage vessels from an agent derivative of Middle English Middle Low German pot. In the Middle Ages the term covered workers in metal as well as earthenware and clay.2: In some cases also an Americanized form (translation into English) of Croatian Serbian and Slovenian Lončar ‘potter’ (see Loncar) and probably also of cognates from some other languages e.g. Czech Hrnčíř (see Hrncir).

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