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Ponte Name Meaning

Portuguese, Galician, Italian, and Jewish (Sephardic): habitational name from any of the many places in Portugal, Galicia, and Italy named or named with Ponte, from ponte ‘bridge’. English: variant spelling of Pont.

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

Similar surnames: Pontes, Monte, Pont, Porte, Fonte, Aponte, Conte, Motte, Pote, Corte

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Where is the Ponte family from?

You can see how Ponte families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ponte family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Ponte families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Ponte families living in Iowa. This was about 26% of all the recorded Ponte's in the USA. Iowa and 1 other state had the highest population of Ponte families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ponte surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ponte ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ponte. 22% of Ponte men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Ponte women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ponte were Truck Driver and Stenographer.

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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
  • New Worker
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Weaver
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Ponte. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ponte 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Ponte. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Ponte. For the veterans among your Ponte ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ponte lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Ponte life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Ponte in 1947 was 40, and 77 in 2004.

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