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Pointon Name Meaning

English (Midlands): habitational name from Pointon in Lincolnshire, Poynton in Cheshire, or Poynton Green in Shropshire. The first is named from Old English Pohhingtun ‘settlement (Old English tun) associated with Pohha’, a byname apparently meaning ‘bag’; the others have as the first element the Old English personal names Pofa and Peofa respectively.

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

Similar surnames: Painton, Winton, Ponton, Brinton, Hinton, Clinton, Linton, Quinton

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Pointon Family Origin

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Pointon Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pointon family was Merchant. Engineer, Farmer and Glass Blower were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pointon. The most common Pointon occupation in the USA was Engineer. 17% of Pointon's were Engineers.

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  • Engineer

  • Farmer

  • Glass Blower

  • Merchant


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Pointon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Pointon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pointon census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pointon. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Pointon. For the veterans among your Pointon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pointon Life Expectancy

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Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Pointon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Pointon in 1949 was 45, and 79 in 2004.

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