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There is a Poyntington village in north west Dorset, England.

Pointing Early Origins



The surname Pointing was first found in Devon where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 12th century when they held estates in that shire.

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Pointing Spelling Variations


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Pointing Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pointington, Pointingdon, Pontington, Poyntingdon, Bontington, Boitington, Pontinton, Bontinton, Pointing, Ponting, Puntington, Portington and many more.

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Pointing Early History


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Pointing Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pointing research. Another 413 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1609, 1510, 1600, 1080, 1163, 1455, 1487, 1327 and 1377 are included under the topic Early Pointing History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pointing Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pointing Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pointing Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pointing Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Richard Pointing, who came to Philadelphia in 1851

Pointing Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Pointing arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "La Escocesa" in 1876

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Pointing Historic Events


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Pointing Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Geoffrey F Pointing, British Leading Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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    The Pointing Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pointing 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.

    This page was last modified on 25 February 2016 at 09:44.

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