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Most names come from your profession. For example, the name "Smith" is so common because there were so many different types of smiths- blacksmith, goldsmith, etc. Someone whose last name was Potter came from a family of potters, or was one himself.

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It has different origins and meanings depending on the context and source, so there is no specific origins for the name potter some times it is an occupational name other time it is like a nickname

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