Pottery


Pottery
The famous International Genealogical Index lists this surname as a form of Patrie or Patrice, the French 'Patrick', and this may be so. Apparently recorded in a wide variety of forms including Patry, Petery, Poutry, Puttey and Pottery, anything is possible with surnames, particularly when over the centuries they pass in and out of the city of London! One thing is almost certain, the name when spelt as Pottery has absolutely nothing to do with making pots, although it is possibly locational from Pottery Quay in Plymouth or perhaps even a now 'lost' medieval site, of which the only reminder in the 20th century is the surviving surname. Locational surnames are usually 'from' names. That is to say names given to people after they left their original homestead and moved elsewhere. Given that post medieval spelling was at best erratic and dialects very thick, soon lead to the development of 'sounds like' spellings. In this case early examples of the surname recordings taken from surviving registers of the diocese of Greater London include: William Potterie or Pitterie, at the church of St Dunstans in the East, Stepney, on May 11th 1617, Charles Pottery, whose son John was christened at the church of St Pauls by Covent Garden, on August 18th 1674, and Gilbert Patrie, whose daughter Sarah was christened at St George's in the East, Stepney, on March 2nd 1791. The Charles Pottery shown above, was recorded at the same church in 1676 as Pautree and in 1677 as Poutrey, so much for spelling!

Surnames reference. 2013.

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  • pottery —    Pottery (or ceramic) objects, both intact and broken, make up a large portion of the moundlike debris piles, or tells, found all over Mesopotamia. Indeed, vessels, figurines, and other artifacts of baked clay were the most common products… …   Ancient Mesopotamia dictioary

  • Pottery — (spr. Patterih, d. i. die Töpferei), ein[443] 21/2 QM. großes, bes. durch Wedgwood angebautes Thal des oberen Trent im nordwestlichen Theile der englischen Grafschaft Stafford, mit Steinkohlenminen u. Thongruben, darin 14 Ortschaften, darunter… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • POTTERY —    Pottery found in Etruria is generally defined technologically and artistically into a number of distinct forms: coarse pottery or impasto, fine black burnished and heavily reduced (deprived of oxygen in the kiln) bucchero, and black glazed and …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • Pottery — Pot ter*y, n.; pl. {Potteries}. [F. poterie, fr. pot. See {Pot}.] 1. The vessels or ware made by potters; earthenware, glazed and baked. [1913 Webster] 2. The place where earthen vessels are made. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pottery — late 15c., “a potter s workshop,” from O.Fr. poterie (13c.), from potier (see POTTER (Cf. potter)). Attested from 1727 as “the potter s art,” from 1785 as “potteryware.” …   Etymology dictionary

  • pottery — [n] containers made from clay; clay art ceramics, crockery, earthenware, firing, glazing, porcelain, porcelainware, stoneware, terra cotta; concepts 174,259,494 …   New thesaurus

  • pottery — ► NOUN (pl. potteries) 1) articles made of fired clay. 2) the craft or profession of making such ware. 3) a factory or workshop where such ware is made …   English terms dictionary

  • pottery — [pät′ər ē] n. pl. potteries [LME poterye < MFr poterie < potier, potter < pot, POT1] 1. a place where earthenware is made; potter s workshop or factory 2. the art or occupation of a potter; ceramics 3. pots, bowls, dishes, etc. made of… …   English World dictionary

  • pottery — /pot euh ree/, n., pl. potteries. 1. ceramic ware, esp. earthenware and stoneware. 2. the art or business of a potter; ceramics. 3. a place where earthen pots or vessels are made. [1475 85; POTTER1 + Y3] * * * I One of the oldest and most… …   Universalium

  • Pottery — Pot and Pots redirect here. For Pot, see Pot (disambiguation). For POTS, see POTS (disambiguation). Unfired green ware pottery on a traditional drying rack at Conner Prairie living history museum …   Wikipedia


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