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Pointon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Pointon family


The surname Pointon was first found in Lincolnshire, at Panton, a village in the civil parish of East Barkwith, in the East Lindsey of district. The village dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed as Pantone and possibly meant "farmstead near a hill or pan-shaped feature" from the Old English words "panne" + "tun." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
At that time, there were 32 households on 40 acres of meadows with a church, land held by the Archbishop of York. Conjecturally the family is descended from Gilbert of Panton, a Norman noble who held the village at that time. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Early History of the Pointon family


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Pointon Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Panton, Pantone, Panting, Pantown, Pantoun and many more.

Early Notables of the Pointon family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Pointon family to Ireland


Some of the Pointon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Pointon family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pointon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Pointon, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1868 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Pointon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Pointon, English convict from Staffordshire, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  • William Pointon, aged 25, a farmer, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Trafalgar" [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The TRAFALGAR 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Trafalgar.htm
  • William Pointon, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Trafalgar" in 1849 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The TRAFALGAR 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Trafalgar.htm

Pointon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Pointon, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wanganui" in 1882
  • William Pointon, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wanganui" in 1882

Contemporary Notables of the name Pointon (post 1700)


  • Malcolm Pointon (d. 2007), British pianist and lecturer
  • Ross Pointon (b. 1980), English mixed martial artist
  • Neil Geoffrey Pointon (b. 1964), British former professional footballer

The Pointon Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Firmius, et pugnan
Motto Translation: More strongly into the fight.


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Citations


  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The TRAFALGAR 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Trafalgar.htm

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