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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

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  • Coal Miner

    11%
  • Potter

    6%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Sawyer

    3%

In 1881, the most common Pointon occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 11% of Pointon's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Potter and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pointon. A less common occupation for the Pointon family was Sawyer.

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Pointon Life Expectancy

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