Pontier Family History

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Pontier Name Meaning

French and Dutch: occupational name for a toll keeper on a bridge, from an agent derivative of pont ‘bridge’.

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


Similar surnames: Pinter, Portier, Pointer, Potter, Sonnier, Pothier, Pannier, Portner

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Pontier Family Origin

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Pontier Family Occupations

What did your Pontier ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer and Keeps Store were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Pontier. A less common occupation for the Pontier family was Retired Merchant. The most common Pontier occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Pontier's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Keeps Store

    33%
  • Retired Merchant

    33%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Pontier ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Pontier Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Pontier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pontier census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Pontier. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Pontier. For the veterans among your Pontier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pontier Life Expectancy

What is the average Pontier lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Pontier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Pontier in 1963 was 83, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pontier

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pontier ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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