Hermann Potvin

19 January 1904–16 September 1985 (Age 81)
Normandin, Maria-Chapdelaine, Quebec, Canada

The Life of Hermann

Hermann Potvin was born on 19 January 1904, in Normandin, Maria-Chapdelaine, Quebec, Canada. He died on 16 September 1985, at the age of 81.

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World Events (2)

1980 · Sovereignty-Association Defeated 60% to 40%

Age 76

The Quebec independence referendum was the first in Quebec and was called by PQ government which advocated secession from Canada. Another one would happen 1995.
1982

Age 78

Canada Act is passed. The United Kingdom transfers final legal powers over Canada. The country adopts its new constitution, which includes a charter of rights.

Name Meaning

English and French: regional name from Old French Poitevin, denoting someone from Poitou in western France. The form Potvin has long been established in England and was brought to the U.S. from there. However, French bearers of the surname Poitevin also came to the New World, where their surname underwent a similar transformation on arrival in New England.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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