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Pontius Name Meaning

German: from the medieval personal name Potentinus, altered by association with Pontius Pilatus (see Pilat). Potentinus was the name of a 4th-century saint who lived in the valley of the Mosel, and it was in that area and around Schleiden, south of Aachen, that his cult developed and the name became popular.

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


Similar surnames: Pontious, Politis, Ponto, Ponzio, Dinius, Moebius, Lenius, Pincus

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Pontius Family Origin

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Pontius Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    54%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    3%
  • Laborer

    3%

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In 1880, the most common Pontius occupation in the USA was Farmer. 54% of Pontius's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pontius family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pontius.

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