LogoLogo

Surname Ponte - Ponti and variations

Etymology

From the word "ponte" = bridge. It is clearly a toponimic surname, to indicate a family living nearby a bridge or coming from a place called Ponte. A great many small places in Italy have a name starting with the word Ponte, Ponti, and there are also localities called Ponticello, Ponticelli, Pontone, Pontoni.
The listings collected from the white pages for Italy are based on the online phone directory for the years 2000-2005.

Alphabetical Index

Categories of Surnames

Variations

PONTE, PONTI, DA PONTE, PONTARELLI, PONTICELLI, PONTILLO, PONTINI, PONTONI, PONTIROLI, PONTALTI
DA PONTE
The surname is rare (120 listings) and widespread (which means most branches are unconnected) in Italy, appearing in 42 different comuni in Abruzzo, Campania, Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Lombardia, Liguria, Marche, Puglia, Toscana, Trentino Alto Adige, Veneto.
  • White Pages: Ponte also appears in the United States with 206 listings, in Canada with 220 listings, in Argentina with 59 listings. Also the variations Deponte and Diponte appear in the USA phone listings.
  • Ellis Island: On Ellis Island 91 arrivals for Da Ponte immigrants are recorded, coming mostly form St. Michael's, Portugal.
DAL PONTE
The surname is rare (140 listings) and localized mostly in Northern Italy, exactly in the regions Veneto and Piedmont, appearing in 62 different comuni.
  • Ellis Island: On Ellis Island 58 arrivals for Dal Ponte immigrants are recorded, coming mostly Salcedo and Lusiano, province of Vicenza.
DEL PONTE
The surname appears in Italy with about 500 listings, mostly in Piedmont, Liguria, Friuli and Abruzzo.
  • White Pages: Del Ponte appears in the United States with 180 listings, mostly spelt as one word, Delponte or DelPonte.
  • Ellis Island: 77 arrivals for Del Ponte immigrants are recorded, coming mostly from Southern Italy.
PONTALTI
The surname is rare in Italy appearing with only about over 200 listings, mostly localized in Trentino Alto Adige.
  • White Pages: appears in the United States with only 2 listings, in Canada with 3 listings.
  • Ellis Island: no arrivals for PONTALTI immigrants are recorded.
PONTALTO
The surname is rare in Italy appearing with only about 70 listings, mostly localized in Veneto.
  • Ellis Island: 1 arrival for PONTALTO immigrant is recorded from Ronca'.
PONTARELLI
The surname appears in Italy with 145 listings, mostly localized in Molise and Southern Lazio.
  • White Pages: appears in the United States with 185 listings, in Canada with 17 listings.
  • Ellis Island: 169 arrivals for PONTARELLI immigrants are recorded, coming mostly from Southern Italy (Rocchetta al Volturno, Vallefredda).
PONTE
The surname appears in Italy with over 3000 listings, with large concentrations in Piedmont and Friuli, more limited in Sicily, Campania, Calabria, Lombardy.
  • White Pages: appears in the United States with over 800 listings, but it must be kept in mind that the word Ponte has the same spelling also in Spanish, so the origin may not be Italian
  • Ellis Island: arrivals for 253 immigrants are recorded from Italy.
PONTI
The surname is relatively common in Italy with almost 3000 listings, with large concentrations in the northern regions, especially in Lombardy. The origin may also be from the Latin name Pontius (Pontii would be a plural, possibly also changed into the spelling Ponzi which is however pronounced in Italian with the sound of "hot" while Ponti is more similar to "cold")
  • White Pages: appears in the United States with over 200 listings, in Canada with 15 listings, in Argentina with over 100 listings
  • Ellis Island: 230 arrivals for Ponti immigrants are recorded.
PONTILLO
The surname is relatively common in Italy (over 800 listings) and widespread in Italy, appearing in over 200 different comuni in almost all regions, with very large concentrations in Campania and Lombardy. The origin here may come from the word Ponte, but also from a Latin shortening of the name Pontius.
  • White Pages: Pontillo also appears in the United States with 206 listings, in Canada with 9 listings, in Argentina with 54 listings.
  • Ellis Island: On Ellis Island 293 arrivals for Pontillo immigrants are recorded, coming mostly form southern Italy, mostly Sepino, Capodrise, Maddaloni, Todrre del Greco, Grassano, Canicattì, Sant'Angelo a Cupolo
PONTINI
The surname PONTINI is not common in Italy, and appears in Italy with about 300 listings widespread in about 100 communes, with no clear localized concentrations, though it is more common in central and Northern Italy than in the south. The origin may also be from the Agro Pontino, the area of Southern Lazio opposite the island of Ponza. The name Pontini in this case might have come from a transformation of the Latin term "Pometini", inhabitants of a mythical town called Suessa Pometia, conquered by Rome at the time of last king. Or may come from the latin "pontus", meaning sea or marsh.
  • White Pages: PONTINI appears in the United States with 2 listings, in Canada with 8 listings, with 17 in Argentina.
  • Ellis Island: 8 arrivals for PONTINI immigrants are recorded.
PONTIROLI
The surname appears in Italy with about 300 listings. It is most probably a toponimic from the town of Pontirolo, Lombardy, but may come from the noun "punteruolo" in some ancient spelling, an instrument used by masons. It is mostly concentrated in Lombardy and Emilia Romagna.
  • White Pages: does not appear in the United States, there are 28 listings in Argentina
  • Ellis Island: no arrivals for Pontiroli immigrants are recorded.
PONTONI
The surname appears in Italy with about 300 listings. It is most probably a toponimic from Pontone. It is mostly concentrated in Friuli Venezia Giulia.
  • White Pages: appears with 49 listings in the in the United States, 12 in Canada, there are over 100 listings in Argentina, which received a large immigration from Friuli after the First World War.
  • Ellis Island: 42 arrivals for Pontoni immigrants are recorded, those coming from Friuli before 1818 are not recorded as Italians but from Austria, with many immigrants from Dobra, Tolentino, Controguerra, Serravalle.