Ponto Family History

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Ponto Name Meaning

German: variant of Pontow, of unknown origin; perhaps a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place of this name. The family originated in the area formerly known as the Netzekreis, a region on the Netze River (Polish name Notec), near Czarnków, Poland.

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

Similar surnames: Pont, Porto, Pinto, Ponte, Ponce, Post, Fonte, Penso, Pott, Ports

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Ponto Family Origin

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Ponto Family Occupations

What did your Ponto ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Ponto. The most common Ponto occupation in the USA was Farmer. 80% of Ponto's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ponto family was Works In Farm.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Works In Farm


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Ponto Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Ponto. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ponto 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 626 immigration records available for the last name Ponto. 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 739 military records available for the last name Ponto. For the veterans among your Ponto ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ponto Life Expectancy

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Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Ponto life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Ponto in 1949 was 34, and 82 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ponto 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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