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Updated March 21, 2024

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Family name origins & meanings

  • English, Dutch, and 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.

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