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Pointer Name Meaning

English (Norfolk): occupational name from Middle English pointer ‘point maker’, an agent derivative of point, a term denoting a lace or cord used to fasten together doublet and hose (Old French pointe ‘point’, ‘sharp end’). Reaney suggests that in some cases Pointer may have been an occupational name for a tiler or slater whose job was to point the tiles, i.e. render them with mortar where they overlapped. Possibly an altered form of German Pointner, a variant of Bainter.

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


Similar surnames: Painter, Pinter, Porter, Pinner, Panter, Winter, Minter, Potter

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Pointer Family Origin

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Pointer Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    11%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Ag Laborer

    2%
  • Agricultural Laborer

    2%

In 1881, the most common Pointer occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 11% of Pointer's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Ag Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pointer. A less common occupation for the Pointer family was Agricultural Laborer.

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Pointer Life Expectancy

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