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

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  • Keeping House

    25%
  • Laborer

    25%
  • Cooper

    17%
  • At Home

    8%

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

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Pontiff Historical Records

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Pontiff Life Expectancy

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