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Pontes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Pontes 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 Pontes family


The surname Pontes 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.

Early History of the Pontes family


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Another 407 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1440, 1442, 1560, 1693, 1385, 1438, 1512, 1595, 1418, 1495, 1560 and 1622 are included under the topic Early Pontes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pontes 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 Pontes 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; Antonio da Ponte (1512-1595), Italian architect and engineer from Venice, most...
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Migration of the Pontes family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pontes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Pontes, who landed in Jamestown, Va in 1624 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Contemporary Notables of the name Pontes (post 1700)


  • Marcos C. Pontes (b. 1963), Brazilian Space Agency astronaut with 8 days in space [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2011, January 18) Marcos Pontes. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/pontes.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2011, January 18) Marcos Pontes. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/pontes.html

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