Ponce Name Meaning

Spanish and French: from the medieval personal name Ponce, ultimately from Pontius, a Roman family name of uncertain origin, perhaps an ethnic name for someone from Pontus (named with Greek pontos ‘ocean’) in Asia Minor, or an Italic cognate of Latin Quintus ‘fifth’ (i.e. ‘fifth-born’). The name was borne by two 3rd-century saints, a Carthaginian deacon and a martyr of Nice, but was not widely popular in the Middle Ages because of the inhibiting influence of the even more famous Pontius Pilate. In some cases, though, the surname may have been originally used for someone who had played the part of this character in a religious play.

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


Similar surnames: Gonce, Poche, Bence, Pone, Monge, Price, Polce, Ponto, Royce, Fonte

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Ponce Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Keeping House

    16%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ponce family was Carpenter. The most common Ponce occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Ponce's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ponce.

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Between 1940 and 2004, Ponce life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Ponce in 1940 was 36, and 69 in 2004.

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