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Pont Family History

Pont Name Meaning

English (mainly Sussex) Scottish French and Catalan: topographic name for someone who lived near a bridge Middle English Old French Catalan pont (from Latin pons genitive pontis). Compare French Dupont . Catalan: habitational name from any of numerous places called with pont ‘bridge’. Dutch: either from pond ‘pound’ (a measure of weight and a coin) probably applied as a metonymic occupational name for a controller of weights and measures or a variant of Punt . Swedish: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Mont, Port, Post, Pott, Pond, Font, Point, Ponte, Mount, Porte

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Where is the Pont family from?

You can see how Pont families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pont family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pont families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Pont family living in Delaware. This was about 50% of all the recorded Pont's in USA. Delaware and 1 other state had the highest population of Pont families in 1840.
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What did your Pont ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pont. 23% of Pont men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Pont women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pont were Carpenter and Maid. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Saleslady
  • Housewife
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Pont. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pont 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Pont. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Pont. For the veterans among your Pont ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pont lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Pont life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Pont in 1963 was 78, and 102 in 2004.

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