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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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pointing Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Richard Pointing, who setted in Philadelphia in 1851

Pointing Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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

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Pointing Historic Events


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. 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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