First name origin & meaning:
Latin: Marine; belonging to the sea; the fifth
Last name origin & meaning:
German: from the medieval personal name Potentinus, altered
by association with Pontius Pilatus (see Pilat).
Potentinus was the name of a 4th-century saint who lived in the
valley of the Mosel, and it was in that area and around Schleiden,
south of Aachen, that his cult developed and the name became popular.
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