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Where did the Italian Ponti family come from? What is the Italian Ponti family crest and coat of arms? When did the Ponti family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Ponti family history?

The Ponti surname was taken on from any of the many place names in Italy called Ponte, or from places derived from the Italian word "ponte," which means "bridge." Local names are derived from a place-name where the original bearer once resided or held land. Often Italian local surnames bore the prefix "di," which signifies emigration from one place to another, but does not necessarily denote nobility.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Ponte, Ponti, Da Ponte, Dal Ponte, Del Ponte, Pontello, Pontelli, Pontel, Ponticiello, Ponticelli, Pontillo, Pontini, Pontoni, Ponton, Pontiroli, Pontalti, Pontano, Pontormo and many more.

First found in Emilia-Romagna. Although this name arose independently in various parts of Italy, the first recorded instances of the name found are of the Ponte di Venezi family, ennobled in 1297, who are said to be originally of Ferrara.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ponti research. Another 431 words(31 lines of text) covering the years 1385, 1418, 1438, 1440, 1442, 1495, 1512, 1560, 1595, 1622, and 1693 are included under the topic Early Ponti History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 90 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ponti Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ponti Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Ernestine Ponti, age 14, who arrived in America on May 1, 1880, aboard the "France"

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  • Erich Edward Ponti (b. 1965), American member of the Louisiana House of Representatives
  • Edoardo Ponti (b. 1973), Italian-American director
  • Carlo Ponti (1820-1893), Italian (Swiss-born) inventor, photographer, and publisher
  • Carlo Ponti (b. 1912), Italian film producer
  • Gio Ponti (1891-1979), Italian architect and designer
  • Cassandra Ponti (b. 1982), Italian actress and reality TV contestant
  • Marco Ponti (b. 1967), prominent Italian film director
  • Gianluca De Ponti (b. 1952), Italian professional footballer
  • Michael Ponti (b. 1937), German pianist
  • Carlo Ponti (1823-1893), Swiss-born optician and photographer


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  2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
  4. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  5. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
  6. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
  10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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The Ponti Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ponti Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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