The surname Ponter was first found in Cambridgeshire where the family name was first referenced in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 when William le Pondere held estates in that shire. Looking back further to France, Geoffry and Gilbert Ponhere were listed in Normandy (1189-1195) and the same reference lists William Pontier there in 1198. 
Early History of the Ponter family
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Ponter Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Ponder, Ponde, Pounder, Pondre, Pounter, Ponter and many more.
Early Notables of the Ponter family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ponter family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Pondser, who came to Virginia in 1638; John Ponder settled in Virginia in 1658; John Ponder settled in Maryland in 1674; Simon Ponder was on record in Mississippi 1871..