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The Pontious 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.

Pontious Early Origins



The surname Pontious 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.

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Pontious Spelling Variations


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Pontious 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.

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Pontious Early History


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Pontious Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pontious 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 Pontious History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pontious Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pontious Early Notables (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...

Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pontious Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pontious Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Nevin Pontious, aged 46, who settled in Seattle, WA, in 1914

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pontious (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pontious (post 1700)



  • John Pontious, Chief Technology Officer at OnWire Consulting Group
  • Bob Pontious, American English professor at Brunswick Community College, Supply, NC
  • Doug Pontious, Chief Information Officer and Chief of Staff, Hospital & Health Care, Detroit

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