Ponton Family History

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Ponton Name Meaning

Scottish and English: habitational name, probably from Great and Little Ponton in Lincolnshire, named probably with an obscure Old English word pamp ‘hill’ + tun ‘farmstead’, ‘enclosure’. The surname is now found chiefly in Scotland.

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

Similar surnames: Panton, Pointon, Penton, Dunton, Holton, Poston, Denton, Linton

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Ponton Family Origin

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Ponton Family Occupations

What did your Ponton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Ponton family was Joiner. The most common Ponton occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Ponton's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Gamekeeper and Gardener were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ponton.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Gamekeeper

  • Gardener

  • Joiner


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ponton ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Ponton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Ponton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ponton 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Ponton. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Ponton. For the veterans among your Ponton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ponton Life Expectancy

What is the average Ponton lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Ponton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Ponton in 1945 was 24, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ponton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ponton ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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