'The surname means "Pottebaker" The meaning of the colours of the shield means in Afrikaans the following: Blou - Betroubaarheid / Rooi - Adelikheid / Goud - Welgesteldheid. Die helm teken is Goue Raaf en Dekklede was Blou en Goud Dietrich Putter was 'n jagter later boer. Hy het grootskaal met skape en beeste geboer Hy het 'n kontrak met die KOMPANJE gehad vir lewering van vars produkte aan die Kasteel en aan skepe. In the muster roll of free people taken at the Cape in 1692 his name is given as "Diederick Janse Potter" but this janse appears in none of the other muster rolls. At his death he is listed with a house and land on the height called Roodebloem and a farm with buildings situated in the Tijgerbergen. Roodebloem, 17 morgen in extent, lay at the foot of the Windberg in the Table Valley and had been granted 31 March 1669. It was sold out of his estate on 1 Aug 1705 with adjoining land rented from the Company. The farm in the Tygerberg was sold in 1714 to Hendrik Bourman and his estate was distributed to his heirs in 1716.