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Pontius Name Meaning

German: from the medieval personal name Potentinus, altered by association with Pontius Pilatus (see Pilat). Potentinus was the name of a 4th-century saint who lived in the valley of the Mosel, and it was in that area and around Schleiden, south of Aachen, that his cult developed and the name became popular.

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

Similar surnames: Pontious, Politis, Ponto, Ponzio, Dinius, Moebius, Lenius, Pincus

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Pontius Family Origin

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Pontius Family Occupations

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In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pontius. 12% of Pontius men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Pontius women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pontius were Carpenter and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Maid

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Pontius Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Pontius. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pontius 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 683 immigration records available for the last name Pontius. 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 Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Pontius. For the veterans among your Pontius ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pontius Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Pontius life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Pontius in 1952 was 45, and 64 in 2004.

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