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Pointon Name Meaning

English (West Midlands):: habitational name from Pointon (Lincolnshire) which is recorded as Pochinton in 1086 Poynton (Cheshire) which is recorded as Povinton in 1249 or Poynton (Shropshire) which is recorded as Peventone in 1086 or Povington (Dorset) which is recorded as Povintone in 1086. The Lincolnshire placename probably derives from the Old English personal name Pohha + the Old English connective -ing- + tūn ‘farmstead estate’. The Cheshire placename derives from an Old English personal name Pofa + connective -ing- + tūn. The Shrops and Dorset placenames derive from the Old English personal name Pēofa + connective -ing- + tūn or from the genitive form of the personal name Pēofan + tūn. alternatively it may be from Pointhorne in Croxden (Staffordshire) perhaps a compound of Middle English point ‘spike’ and thorn ‘thorn tree’. The placename is recorded as Pointon in 1775.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


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

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You can see how Pointon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pointon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pointon families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Pointon family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Pointon's in USA. New York had the highest population of Pointon families in 1840.
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What did your Pointon ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pointon. 30% of Pointon men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Pointon women worked as a Waitress. .

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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
    30%
  • Miner
    24%
  • Operator
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    100%
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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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