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Pontillo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Pontillo 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 Pontillo family


The surname Pontillo 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 Pontillo family


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Pontillo 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 Pontillo 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 Pontillo family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pontillo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Guiseppe Pontillo, age 30, who arrived in New York on March 24, 1887, aboard the "Alsatia"

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