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Ponton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Ponton 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 Ponton family


The surname Ponton 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 Ponton family


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Ponton 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 Ponton 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 Ponton family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ponton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edward Ponton, who arrived in Virginia in 1706 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Ponton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • G Ponton, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Jose Ponton, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1879 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Ponton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Ponton, aged 17, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Joseph Soames" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOSEPH SOMES / SOAMES 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850JosephSomes.htm

Contemporary Notables of the name Ponton (post 1700)


  • Rod Ponton, American lawyer, District Attorney, Brewster County
  • Kirk Ponton, American actor and producer, known for The Reunion (2011), The Velvet Elvis (2012) and Blue Collar Boys (2013)
  • Jen Ponton, American actress, known for her work on The Weirdos Next Door (2014), Free the Nipple (2014) and Jack & Diane (2012)
  • Dr. Lynn Elisabeth Ponton (b. 1951), American child and adolescent psychiatrist, Professor at the University of California, San Francisco
  • Yvan Ponton (b. 1945), Canadian actor from Quebec, known for his work on Slap Shot (1977), Les Boys (2007) and Scanners II: The New Order (1991)
  • Yvan Ponton (b. 1945), Canadian actor, commentator and television host from Quebec
  • Mungo Ponton FRS (1801-1880), Scottish inventor who created a method of permanent photography based on sodium dichromate in 1839, Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOSEPH SOMES / SOAMES 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850JosephSomes.htm

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