Pontello History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Pontello 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 Pontello family

The surname Pontello 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.

Early History of the Pontello family

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Pontello 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 Pontello 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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United States Pontello migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pontello Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Vincenzo Pontello, aged 35, who arrived in New York in 1893 aboard the ship "La Champagne" from Havre, France [1]
Pontello Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mario Pontello, aged 18, originally from Cavasso Nuovo, Italy, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Giuseppe Verdi" from Genoa, Italy [2]
  • Riccardo Pontello, originally from Cavasso Nuovo, Italy, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Lapland" from Cherbourg, France [3]




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