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.
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of this family name include: Pointington, Pointingdon, Pontington, Poyntingdon, Bontington, Boitington, Pontinton, Bontinton, Pointing, Ponting, Puntington, Portington and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Mary Poynting, who arrived in Virginia in 1662; Richard Poynting, who arrived in Maryland in 1745; John Poynting, a bonded passenger, who came to America in 1751.