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Where did the French Fonteneau family come from? What is the French Fonteneau family crest and coat of arms? When did the Fonteneau family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Fonteneau family history?The French region of Savoie is the ancestral homeland of the prestigious surname Fonteneau. The name Fonteneau is derived from the Old French word "fontaine," which means "fountain," and as a name it no doubt originally served as a mark of recognition for someone who lived near such a landmark. As such, Fonteneau is classed as a topographic surname.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Lafontaine, Lafontain, Lafantaine, Fontaine, Fantaine, Fontain, Fontein, Fantein, Fantaine, Fonteyn, Lafonteyn, Lafon and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fonteneau research. Another 619 words(44 lines of text) covering the years 1238, 1339, 1357, 1418, 1551, 1579, 1521, 1621, 1696, 1731, 1789, 1816, 1882, 1390, 1450, 1600, 1621, 1695, 1663 and 1702 are included under the topic Early Fonteneau History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 201 words(14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fonteneau Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: F.L. Lafontaine, aged 22, who settled in Mississippi in 1820; F.L Lafontaine, aged 22, who came to New Orleans in 1820; John LaFontaine, aged 28, who settled in Charleston in 1823.
The Fonteneau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fonteneau Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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