Ponting History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

There is a Poyntington village in north west Dorset, England.

Early Origins of the Ponting family

The surname Ponting was first found in Devon where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 12th century when they held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Ponting family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ponting research. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1609, 1510, 1600, 1080, 1163, 1455, 1487, 1327 and 1377 are included under the topic Early Ponting History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ponting Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Pointington, Pointingdon, Pontington, Poyntingdon, Bontington, Boitington, Pontinton, Bontinton, Pointing, Ponting, Puntington, Portington and many more.

Early Notables of the Ponting family (pre 1700)

Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ponting Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Ponting migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ponting Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Albert Ponting, aged 40, who arrived in America from Leigh, England, in 1909
  • Hubert Arthur Ponting, aged 16, who arrived in America from Chippenham, England, in 1909
  • Walter H.J. Ponting, aged 32, who arrived in America from London, England, in 1912
  • Wendy Ponting, aged 22, who arrived in America from Eceles, England, in 1913
  • Myra Ponting, aged 44, who arrived in America from Wolverhampton, England, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Ponting migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Ponting Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Ponting, English convict from Gloucester, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on September 3rd, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Ponting (post 1700) +

  • William Robert Ponting (1872-1952), English amateur footballer who played in 1897
  • Walter Thomas "Wally" Ponting (1913-1960), English professional footballer who scored 53 goals from 116 appearances in the Football League
  • Herbert George Ponting FRGS (1870-1935), English professional photographer, expedition photographer and cinematographer for Robert Falcon Scott's Terra Nova Expedition to the Ross Sea and South Pole (1910-1913), eponym of Ponting Cliff, Anatarctica
  • Charles Edwin Ponting F.S.A. (1850-1932), English Gothic Revival architect
  • Nick Ponting, nicknamed "Stumpy," an English former professional male badminton player, awarded two gold medals in 1994
  • Clive Ponting (b. 1946), British writer, former academic and former senior civil servant
  • Thomas "Tom" Harold Ponting (b. 1965), Canadian two-time gold, four-time silver and three-time bronze medalist retired butterfly swimmer
  • Ricky Thomas Ponting AO (b. 1974), nicknamed "Punter," an Australian former cricketer who was captain of the Australia national cricket team (2004-2011)


  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820


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