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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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Where is the Ponce family from?

You can see how Ponce families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ponce family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ponce families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Ponce families living in Georgia. This was about 75% of all the recorded Ponce's in USA. Georgia had the highest population of Ponce families in 1840.
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What did your Ponce ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ponce. 43% of Ponce men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Ponce women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ponce were Carpenter and Seamstress. .

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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
    43%
  • Farmer
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    4%
  • Carpenter
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    11%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Bookkeeper
    8%
  • Seamstress
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Ponce. 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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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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What is the average Ponce lifespan?

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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