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Ponse Family History

Ponse Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Ponce, Ponte, Pone, Pons, Pense, Honse, Pose, Pong, Rose, Pope

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Where is the Ponse family from?

You can see how Ponse families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ponse family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Ponse families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Ponse families living in Quebec. This was about 75% of all the recorded Ponse's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Ponse families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ponse surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ponse ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ponse. 50% of Ponse men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Ponse women worked as a Clerk. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Farmer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Ponse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ponse census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 195 immigration records available for the last name Ponse. 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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Draft Cards

There are 269 military records available for the last name Ponse. For the veterans among your Ponse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ponse lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Ponse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Ponse in 1966 was 72, and 60 in 2004.

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