Ponce Family History

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Ponce Name Meaning

Spanish and French: from the medieval personal name Ponce, ultimately from Pontius, a Roman family name of uncertain origin, perhaps an ethnic name for someone from Pontus (named with Greek pontos ‘ocean’) in Asia Minor, or an Italic cognate of Latin Quintus ‘fifth’ (i.e. ‘fifth-born’). The name was borne by two 3rd-century saints, a Carthaginian deacon and a martyr of Nice, but was not widely popular in the Middle Ages because of the inhibiting influence of the even more famous Pontius Pilate. In some cases, though, the surname may have been originally used for someone who had played the part of this character in a religious play.

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

Similar surnames: Gonce, Poche, Bence, Pone, Monge, Price, Polce, Ponto, Royce, Fonte

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Ponce Family Origin

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Ponce Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ponce. 28% of Ponce men worked as a Laborer and 6% of Ponce women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ponce were Carpenter and Seamstress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Laborer
  • Housekeeper
  • Seamstress

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

Ponce Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Ponce. For the veterans among your Ponce ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ponce Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Ponce life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Ponce in 1940 was 36, and 69 in 2004.

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