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Lizzie and Hannah Potier

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Origins of surname

This is a French occupational surname meaning 'potter'.

Early records

Augustin Potier and Marie Miles had a son Jean baptised in St Helier in 1787, but this line was not extended and it was not until the 1840s that a family became established.


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Family trees


Church records


Great War service

All these Potiers are in Descendants of Pierre Potier

  • Herbert Winter Potier (1897-1918) son of John Alexander Potier and Esther Elizabeth, Private, Dorset Regiment, killed in action
  • Samuel Potier (1887- ) (St B) Son of John Alexander and Esther Elizabeth, Sapper, Canadian Royal Engineers
  • Alfred John Potier (1892- ) (St B) son of Alfred John and Henrietta Susan, nee Ollivier, 2nd Lieutenant RAF, served as Potter, later emigrated to Canada
  • Reginald Francis Potier (1898-1963) (St B) son of Alfred John and Henrietta Susan, ex-RMIJ, Gunner, RFA
  • Philip John Potier (1886- ) (St S) son of Francis Charles and Sophia , Gunner, Royal Horse Artillery, wounded twice
  • William Charles Edward Potier (1884- ) (St S) son of Francis Charles and Sophia , ex-RMIJ, Sapper RE


Family histories


Family wills

These wills created by members of the Potier family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Francis Potier, Bagot, St Saviour - 17 April 1936, D/Y/A/98
  • Pierre Potier, Mill Farm, Vingtaine des Augres, Trinity - 5 September 1918, D/Y/A/78
  • Hannah Potier, St Aubin, St Brelade, widow of George Ollivier - 13 August 1941, D/Y/A/108
  • Louis Potier, St Peter - 12 January 1924, D/Y/A/84

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Family gravestones

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