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Point Name Meaning

English and French: probably an altered form of French Pons, a habitational name from places so named in Bourgogne and Franche-Comté.

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

Similar surnames: Pont, Pine, Mount, Points, Pin, Pond, Pott, Pino, Post, Hoing

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Where is the Point family from?

You can see how Point families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Point family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Point families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Point families living in Ohio. This was about 53% of all the recorded Point's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Point families in 1840.
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What did your Point ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Point. 30% of Point men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Point women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Point were Farm Laborer and Housewife.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
  • Housework
  • Typist
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Point. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Point census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Point. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 52,000 military records available for the last name Point. For the veterans among your Point ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Point lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2003, in the United States, Point life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Point in 1940 was 58, and 81 in 2003.

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