When Joseph D Potier was born on 4 October 1926, his father, Felix Potier, was 49 and his mother, Marie Azenaide Arceneaux, was 42. He lived in Ward Seven, Vermilion, Louisiana, United States in 1930. He registered for military service in 1946. He died on 30 August 1999, in Louisiana, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Saint Charles Borromeo Cemetery, Grand Coteau, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States.
Some characteristic forenames: French Marcel, Monique, Raoul. Irish Murphy.
French: occupational name for a maker of drinking and storage vessels, from potier ‘potter’, an agent derivative of Old French pot ‘drinking vessel’. In North America, the surname Potier is also an altered form of its less common French variant Pothier . It is also found in England, as a surname of Huguenot origin. Compare Pottier .