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Poindexter History in America

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Early Poindexters in America Research Committee (EPARC)



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Poindexter Homes in America

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Poindexter Descendants of African American roots

Poindexters Descended from the Merriwether and Lewis families

Variations in spelling of Poingdestre and Poindexter:
Poindexter is the Latenized form of Poingdestre from the Isle of Jersey. We use the two interchangably, usually referring to the American descendants of George Poingdestre as Poindexter since it is the common usage. Other vaiations of the name do appear in America:

  • Pendexter in Maine, USA
  • Podester originally from Italy, mistaken as Poingdestre when in Jersey
  • Puddester in New England, USA
  • Poingdestre descendants in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand

Occupations common inEurope and early America and their meanings

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