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Ponte History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , Italian , Spanish


The distinguished Spanish surname Ponte is of local origin, derived from the name of the place where a man once lived or held land. The surname Ponte is the plural form of the word "Puente" which in Spanish means "bridge," thus, the original bearer of this surname must have been born or lived in a town where there were several bridges, a feature that he decided to adopt as his surname.


Early Origins of the Ponte family


The surname Ponte was first found in the valley of the Trucios in the province of Biscay in the Basque region. However, families with the Ponte surname, have been present in Catalonia for many centuries. The Spanish Ponte surname has appeared in documents that date as far back as the eleventh century.

Early History of the Ponte family


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Another 62 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1704 and 1782 are included under the topic Early Ponte History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ponte Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Ponte, Ponti, Pont, Ponts, Pontos, Puentes, De La Puente and many more.

Early Notables of the Ponte family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Ponte family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ponte Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Petronila Ponte, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1811 [1]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)
  • Maria Joseia Ponte, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1821-1831 [1]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)
  • I P Ponte, aged 40, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1824 [1]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)
  • Pedro Ponte, aged 40, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1825 [1]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)
  • Louis Ponte, who arrived in America in 1825
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ponte Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Guiseppe Ponte, age 47, who arrived in New York on Jan. 23, 1885, aboard the "Canada"

Contemporary Notables of the name Ponte (post 1700)


  • Laura Ponte y Martínez (b. 1973), Spanish model from Vigo, daughter of José Manuel Ponte Mittelbrunn (born 1942)
  • Moshe Ponte (b. 1956), Israeli former Olympic silver medalist judoka, President of the Israel Judo Association
  • Gabriele "Gabry" Ponte (b. 1973), Italian DJ, remixer, record producer, and radio personality from Turin, Italy
  • Marcos Cesar Ponte (b. 1963), Brazilian Air Force pilot
  • Dulce José Silva Ponte (b. 1969), Portuguese songwriter and singer
  • Raimondo Ponte (b. 1955), former Swiss-Italian footballer
  • Robson Ponte (b. 1976), Brazilian football player
  • Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749-1838), Italian Venetian librettist and poet, born Emanuele Conegliano, who later moved to New York
  • Carla Del Ponte (b. 1947), Swiss lawyer, who was a Chief Prosecutor at two United Nations international criminal law tribunals and Swiss attorney general

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Citations


  1. ^ 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)


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