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Early Origins of the Pountney family


The surname Pountney was first found in Leicestershire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Poultney, held by Ralph from the Bishop of Lincoln, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

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Early History of the Pountney family

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Early History of the Pountney family


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Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1334, 1336, 1487, 1527, 1603, 1624, 1691, 1679, 1681, 1684, 1764, 1668, 1726, 1684 and 1731 are included under the topic Early Pountney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pountney Spelling Variations

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Pountney Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Pulteney, Poulteney, Poultney, Poultnay, Poultenay, Pulteney, Pultnay, Pounteney, Pountney, Pounteney and many more.

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Early Notables of the Pountney family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Pountney family (pre 1700)


Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir William Pulteney (1624-1691), an English Member of Parliament for Westminster (1679-1681); William Pulteney, 1st Earl of Bath, PC (1684-1764)...
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Migration of the Pountney family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Pountney family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pountney Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Pountney, who arrived in Virginia in 1649 [2]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)
  • Henry Pountney, who landed in Maryland in 1664 [2]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)

Pountney Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Thomas T. Pountney, who emigrated to America, in 1903
  • Wm. Pountney, aged 36, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Isaac Alfred Pountney, aged 26, who landed in America from Wolverhampton, England, in 1910
  • Percival Pountney, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, England, in 1917
  • Percy Pountney, aged 38, who landed in America, in 1918
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pountney (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pountney (post 1700)


  • David "Dave" Pountney (b. 1939), retired English footballer
  • Christine Pountney (b. 1971), Canadian author who has published three novels
  • Graham Michael Pountney (b. 1953), British actor, known for In a Dark Place (2006), Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002) and Howards' Way (1985)
  • David Willoughby Pountney CBE (b. 1947), British theatre and opera director
  • Anthony "Budge" Charles Pountney (b. 1973), former Director of Rugby at Northampton Saints rugby union club

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Historic Events for the Pountney family

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Historic Events for the Pountney family



HMS Repulse

  • Mr. John Pountney (b. 1921), British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html

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  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html

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