Ponz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Ponz family

The surname Ponz was first found in Pons in Saintonge. " The Lords of Pons in Acquitaine were one of the most powerful families in France, and are frequently mentioned in history. Pontius or Pons, who in 1079 granted a church to the Abbey of Cormery (Gall. Christ. xii. 14) had four younger sons who went to England, of whom Drogo Fitz-Ponce and Walter Fitz-Ponce held important baronies in 1086 [1]

Their younger brothers were 1. Richard Fitz-Ponce (1080-1129); and 2. Osbert Fitz-Ponce, ancestor of the Veseys and Burghs. The names of these sons are mentioned by Henry I. in his 'charter confirming their gifts to Malvern Abbey and from the Monasticon, it appears that they also bore the name of 'Pontium ' or des Pons, from which it appears they were sons of Ponce 'of Pons.' Richard Fitz-Ponce witnessed, with Bernard de Neumarche, a charter of Brecknock Priory c. 1120." [2]

Early History of the Ponz family

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Ponz Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Pons, Pond, Pont, Ponz, Puintz, le Pons, le Ponz, la Pons, la Ponz, de Pons, de Ponz, Pounz, Ponze, Ponse, Paun, Pauns, Paunse, Paunz, Pountz and many more.

Early Notables of the Ponz family (pre 1700)

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United States Ponz migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ponz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Manuel Ponz, aged 40, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829 [3]


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 3 of 3
  3. ^ 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)


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