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Potter Name Study

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Welcome to the Potter Name Study!


Name Origin

The name Potter arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is a name for a maker of clay or metal storage vessels [1] which was in turn derived from the Latin word potus, meaning to drink. While this is the traditional understanding of the word, another reference states: "the term meant an apothecary or druggist."

The German surname Potter comes from the Middle Low German word "pot," meaning "a pot;" as such, it was likely an occupational name for a potter. See [1]

How to Join

Please contact the project leader Steven Potter or post a comment to the right. If you have any questions, just ask. Thanks!


This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about one surname. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect.

Task List

You may ask how you can help:

  • Encourage your family to take DNA tests and direct them here for collaboration.
  • Please encourage male family members to take the YDNA test.
  • Add your haplogroup
  • Connect unconnected Potter profiles and add missing people.
  • Fill in missing children, dates, sources, etc.
  • Look for obits in local papers and post them on your ancestors page
  • Build biographies
  • There must be many more things to do so make a suggestion
  • Please category tag your Potter relatives with the Cemetery they are a part of. Wiki Code Example:

  • Please ask if me or the G2G if you have title

All Pending Merges [2]

All Pending Merges Waiting for Action [3]

Unmerged matches [4]

All rejected matches [5]

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Hi my name is Sherry Pratt, my paternal grandmother's maiden name was Marie Potter her father was Richard Henry Potter. I have been researching the line for a while but have had trouble with ancestry...
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if you want to join the page / study leave a message here, with your info.
posted by Steven Potter