Pontiff Family History

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Pontiff Name Meaning

English and French: from Old French pontife ‘pontiff’, hence a nickname for someone who had played the role of the pope or a high priest in a medieval religious play, or for a vain or pompous person.

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


Similar surnames: Pont, Portier, Stiff, Topliff, Oliff, Ponton, Pontier, Pontius

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Pontiff Family Origin

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Pontiff Family Occupations

What did your Pontiff ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pontiff family was At Home. Keeping House, Laborer and Cooper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pontiff. The most common Pontiff occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 25% of Pontiff's were Keeping Houses.

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  • Keeping House

    25%
  • Laborer

    25%
  • Cooper

    17%
  • At Home

    8%

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

Pontiff Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Pontiff Life Expectancy

What is the average Pontiff lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Pontiff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Pontiff in 1960 was 24, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pontiff

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pontiff 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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