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Poynter Family History

Poynter Name Meaning
English: variant spelling of Pointer.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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43,847 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,524 Military Records
2,050 Immigration Records
26,623 Census and Voter Lists
95,714 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Poynter Families

  • Number of Poynter families
     56 - 110
     19 - 55
     1 - 18
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Poynter families
     94 - 186
     32 - 93
     1 - 31
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Poynter families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Poynter census records

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Poynter Family Origin

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Poynter Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Poynter families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Poynter

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Poynter Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Poynter census records

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Poynter Civil War Service Records

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