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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.

Ponton Early Origins



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.

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Ponton Spelling Variations


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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.

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Ponton Early History


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Ponton Early History



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

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Ponton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ponton 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 Ponton 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:

Ponton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edward Ponton, who arrived in Virginia in 1706

Ponton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • G Ponton, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Jose Ponton, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1879

Ponton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Ponton, aged 17, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Joseph Soames"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ponton (post 1700)


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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


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    2. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    5. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    6. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    9. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    10. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    11. ...

    The Ponton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ponton Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 20 April 2016 at 07:45.

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