Pouzet History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Pouzet family

The surname Pouzet 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 Pouzet family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pouzet research. Another 190 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1067, 1356 and 1741 are included under the topic Early Pouzet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pouzet 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 Pouzet family (pre 1700)

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Pouzet Ranking

In France, the name Pouzet is the 2,636th most popular surname with an estimated 2,500 - 3,000 people with that name. [3]

Migration of the Pouzet family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Abraham Pons, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1751; Jacques Pons, a Huguenot settler, who arrived in America in 1727; Benoit Ponsart, who came to Quebec in 1642.


Contemporary Notables of the name Pouzet (post 1700) +

  • Pierre Charles Pouzet, Baron de Saint-Charles, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [4]


  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. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  4. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, August 12) Pierre Pouzet. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html


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