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Pointon Name Meaning

English (Midlands): habitational name from Pointon in Lincolnshire, Poynton in Cheshire, or Poynton Green in Shropshire. The first is named from Old English Pohhingtun ‘settlement (Old English tun) associated with Pohha’, a byname apparently meaning ‘bag’; the others have as the first element the Old English personal names Pofa and Peofa respectively.

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


Similar surnames: Painton, Winton, Ponton, Brinton, Hinton, Clinton, Linton, Quinton

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Pointon Family Origin

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Pointon Family Occupations

What did your Pointon ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Colliery Hewer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Pointon. 2% of Pointon men worked as a Colliery Hewer and 45% of Pointon women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pointon were Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Dut

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Colliery Hewer
    2%
  • General Labourer
    2%
  • Builders Labourer
    2%
  • Farmer
    2%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    45%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dutie
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
    2%

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

Pointon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Pointon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pointon 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pointon. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Pointon. For the veterans among your Pointon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pointon Life Expectancy

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Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Pointon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Pointon in 1949 was 45, and 79 in 2004.

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