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Ponton Family History

Ponton Name Meaning

Scottish and English: habitational name, probably from Great and Little Ponton in Lincolnshire, named probably with an obscure Old English word pamp ‘hill’ + tun ‘farmstead’, ‘enclosure’. The surname is now found chiefly in Scotland.

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


Similar surnames: Panton, Pointon, Penton, Dunton, Holton, Poston, Denton, Linton

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Where is the Ponton family from?

You can see how Ponton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ponton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ponton families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 91 Ponton families living in Quebec. This was about 67% of all the recorded Ponton's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Ponton families in 1911.
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What did your Ponton ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Ponton. 43% of Ponton 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
    43%
  • Sawyer
    15%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Cultivateur
    15%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Ponton. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Ponton. For the veterans among your Ponton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ponton lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Ponton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Ponton in 1945 was 24, and 74 in 2004.

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