The Pontone 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 Pontone family
The surname Pontone 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. There are more than fourteen municipalities and parishes found in Italy today.
Early History of the Pontone family
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Pontone 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 Pontone 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.
Piero del Ponte (1462-1535) was the 45th Grand Master of the Order of Saint John between 1534 and 1535. He hailed from Asti, in northern Italy and was a descendant of the... Another 64 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pontone Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Pontone family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Ernestine Ponti, age 14, who arrived in America on May. 1, 1880, aboard the "France"; Constantino Ponte, age 27, who arrived in New York on Nov. 23, 1881, aboard the ".
Contemporary Notables of the name Pontone (post 1700)
- Kathleen Pontone, American lawyer at Miles and Stockbridge, Baltimore, Maryland
- Dr Gregory Michael Pontone, American Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland
- Armando Pontone (b. 1992), Italian motorcycle racer who won the Italian Honda NSF250R Trophy in 2014
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