De ponte History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The De ponte 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.

Early Origins of the De ponte family

The surname De ponte was 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. There are more than fourteen municipalities and parishes found in Italy today.

Important Dates for the De ponte family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our De ponte research. Another 204 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1440, 1442, 1560, 1693, 1385, 1438, 1462, 1535, 1534, 1535, 1512, 1595, 1418, 1495, 1560 and 1622 are included under the topic Early De ponte History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

De ponte Spelling Variations

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.

Early Notables of the De ponte family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Giovanni dal Ponte (1385-c.1438), Italian, Florentine painter; as well as Giovanni Pontano, a 15th century humanist, poet, and diplomat from Cerreto who served three Kings of Naples. Piero del Ponte (1462-1535) was the 45th Grand Master of the Order of Saint John between 1534 and 1535. He hailed from Asti, in northern Italy and was a descendant of the...
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Migration of the De ponte family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Ernestine Ponti, age 14, who arrived in America on May. 1, 1880, aboard the "France"; Constantino Ponte, age 27, who arrived in New York on Nov. 23, 1881, aboard the ".

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