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  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 
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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.
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
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