Ponse History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Ponse family
The surname Ponse was first found in Pons in Saintonge. " The Lords of Pons in Acquitaine were one of the most powerful families in France, and are frequently mentioned in history. Pontius or Pons, who in 1079 granted a church to the Abbey of Cormery (Gall. Christ. xii. 14) had four younger sons who went to England, of whom Drogo Fitz-Ponce and Walter Fitz-Ponce held important baronies in 1086 
Their younger brothers were 1. Richard Fitz-Ponce (1080-1129); and 2. Osbert Fitz-Ponce, ancestor of the Veseys and Burghs. The names of these sons are mentioned by Henry I. in his 'charter confirming their gifts to Malvern Abbey and from the Monasticon, it appears that they also bore the name of 'Pontium ' or des Pons, from which it appears they were sons of Ponce 'of Pons.' Richard Fitz-Ponce witnessed, with Bernard de Neumarche, a charter of Brecknock Priory c. 1120." 
Early History of the Ponse family
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Ponse Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Pons, Pond, Pont, Ponz, Puintz, le Pons, le Ponz, la Pons, la Ponz, de Pons, de Ponz, Pounz, Ponze, Ponse, Paun, Pauns, Paunse, Paunz, Pountz and many more.
Early Notables of the Ponse family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ponse family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Abraham Pons, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1751; Jacques Pons, a Huguenot settler, who arrived in America in 1727; Benoit Ponsart, who came to Quebec in 1642.
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- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- ^ Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 3 of 3