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 1939, Brewery Cooper (heavy Worker) and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Ponton. 2% of Ponton men worked as a Brewery Cooper (heavy Worker) and 50% of Ponton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ponton were Heavy Lorry Driver Heavy Worker and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Brewery Cooper (heavy Worker)
    2%
  • Dairy Farmer
    2%
  • General Labourer
    2%
  • Heavy Lorry Driver Heavy Worker
    2%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    50%
  • Bar Maid
    2%
  • Childrens Nurse
    2%
  • Clerk
    2%

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

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

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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.

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