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Ponce Name Meaning

Spanish and French: from the medieval personal name Ponce ultimately from Pontius a Roman surname perhaps an ethnic name for someone from Pontus (named from Greek pontos ‘ocean’) in Asia Minor or an Italic cognate of Latin Quintus ‘fifth’ (i.e. ‘fifth-born’). The name was borne by two 3rd-century Christian saints a Carthaginian deacon and a martyr of Nice but was not widely popular in the Middle Ages because of the inhibiting influence of the even more famous Pontius Pilate. In some cases though the surname may have been originally used for someone who had played the part of this character in a religious play.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Gonce, Poche, Bence, Pone, Monge, Price, Polce, Ponto, Royce, Fonte

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You can see how Ponce families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ponce family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ponce families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 10 Ponce families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 48% of all the recorded Ponce's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Ponce families in 1911.
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What did your Ponce ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Ponce. 100% of Ponce men worked as a Farmer. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
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Passenger Lists

There are 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Ponce. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Ponce. For the veterans among your Ponce ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ponce lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Ponce life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Ponce in 1940 was 36, and 69 in 2004.

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