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The Ponti 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.

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The surname Ponti 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.

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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ponti research. 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 Ponti History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 165 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ponti Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ponti Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Ernestine Ponti, age 14, who arrived in America on May 1, 1880, aboard the "France"

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  • Edoardo Ponti (b. 1973), Italian-American director
  • Erich Edward Ponti (b. 1965), American member of the Louisiana House of Representatives
  • Gianluca De Ponti (b. 1952), Italian professional footballer
  • Marco Ponti (b. 1967), prominent Italian film director
  • Cassandra Ponti (b. 1982), Italian actress and reality TV contestant
  • Gio Ponti (1891-1979), Italian architect and designer
  • Carlo Ponti (b. 1912), Italian film producer
  • Carlo Ponti (1820-1893), Italian (Swiss-born) inventor, photographer, and publisher
  • Carlo Ponti (1823-1893), Swiss-born optician and photographer
  • Michael Ponti (b. 1937), German pianist


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  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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  10. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
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The Ponti Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ponti 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 11 September 2015 at 08:31.

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