Last name: POTVIN

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POTVIN : This last name is indexed 61,719 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

POTVIN : 1: French Canadian: altered form of French Poitevin (see Poitevint). Compare Podvin 1 and Potwin.2: In some cases possibly also French: variant (shortened form) of French Poitevin (see Poitevint compare 1 above).3: In some cases possibly also French and Walloon: shortened form of Potdevin a metonymic occupational name for a wine merchant or a nickname for a wine drinker from pot de vin ‘wine jar’. Compare Podvin 2.

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