Aponte History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The distinguished Spanish surname Aponte is of local origin, derived from the name of the place where a man once lived or held land. The surname Aponte 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 Aponte family
The surname Aponte was first found in the valley of the Trucios in the province of Biscay in the Basque region. However, families with the Aponte surname, have been present in Catalonia for many centuries. The Spanish Aponte surname has appeared in documents that date as far back as the eleventh century.
Early History of the Aponte family
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Aponte 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 Aponte family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Aponte is the 2,026th most popular surname with an estimated 14,922 people with that name. 
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Aponte Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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