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Where did the Spanish Fonteno family come from? What is the Spanish Fonteno family crest and coat of arms? When did the Fonteno family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Fonteno family history?Noble surnames, such as Fonteno, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Fonteno, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. Many Spanish local names reflect Arabic words or place-names because Spain was conquered by the Muslim Moors from the 8th to 12th centuries.The Fonteno family originally lived in the region of Fuentes which is a place-name that means fountains.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Fuentes, Fuente, de la Fuente, Fuentecilla, Fuéntez, Fuentez, Font, Fonte, Fontes, Fontecilla, Fontana, Fontano, Fontanal, Fontanales, Fontanals, Fontanella, Fontanet, Fontanillos and many more.
First found in Castile, an important Christian kingdom of the Middle Ages.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fonteno research. Another 225 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1185, 1576, 1680 and 1640 are included under the topic Early Fonteno History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 135 words(10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fonteno Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alonso de la Fuente, who sailed to America in 1513; Francisco de Fuentes, to America in 1527; Pedro Fuentes Manrique, to Peru in 1534 with a servant; Juan de la Fuente, to Cartagena in 1534.
The Fonteno Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fonteno 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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