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There are approximately 2,134 people named Pointer in the UK. That makes it the 4,270th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 34 are named Pointer.

Region of origin

British Isles

Country of origin

England

Language of origin

English

Religion of origin

Christian

Classification

English
Occupational Name

Related and similar surnames

Poynter
Pinter
Pionter
Pointe
Pintor
Pintar
Point
Painter
Pointar
Pointard
Poienter
Pointee
Pintter
Pintier
Poinder
Pointec
Pintiere
Pintera
Pinteri
Pinters
Paiynter
Poiner
Pintur
Pintir
Peinter
Pinttera
Pointale
Poinderter

The Pointer surname in historical dictionaries

Patronymica Britannica (1860)

POYNTER. POINTER. A. jioint, in ancient costume, was a kind of tagged lace, and hence a Pointer may have been a maker of such articles.* Some of the Poynters, however, are of French origin, being descendants of Ambrose Pointier, of Arras, who settled here at the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes. The armorials of this family arepoi┬╗tciUj allusive ; the shield contains pointed piles; the crest is a hand holding a cross-fitchee, or pointed, to which the fore-finger points ; while the motto is Pense a jjointer.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

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