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Where did the French lafontaine family come from? What is the French lafontaine family crest and coat of arms? When did the lafontaine family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the lafontaine family history?The French region of Savoie is the ancestral homeland of the prestigious surname lafontaine. The name lafontaine 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, lafontaine 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.
First found in Savoie, where this renowned family has held a family seat since ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lafontaine 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 lafontaine History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 201 words(14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lafontaine Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
lafontaine Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
- Marie Lafontaine, aged 38, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719
- Jean LaFontaine, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719
- Marie LaFontaine, aged 38, landed in Louisiana in 1719
- Joseph Lafontaine, who came to Louisiana in 1755
lafontaine Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
- F. L. Lafontaine, aged 22, who settled in Mississippi in 1820
- John LaFontaine, aged 28, who settled in Charleston in 1823
- Harry Lafontaine, American Motion Picture Company Executive, Miami Beach, Florida
- Don LaFontaine (1940-2008), American voice-over actor, nicknamed "Thunder Throat" and "The Voice of God"
- Patrick "Pat" LaFontaine (b. 1965), American NHL ice hockey player
- Brigadier-General Henri-Jean Lafontaine (1882-1966), French General Officer Commanding 55th Infantry Division (1940)
- Charles Lafontaine (1803-1892), Swiss mesmerist
- Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine (1807-1864), Canadian politician, the first Canadian to become Prime Minister of the United Province of Canada
- Oskar Lafontaine (b. 1943), German politician, Minister of Finance from 1998 to 1999
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The lafontaine Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lafontaine 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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