Delafuente History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Noble surnames, such as Delafuente, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Delafuente, 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 Delafuente family originally lived in the region of Fuentes which is a place-name that means fountains.

Early Origins of the Delafuente family

The surname Delafuente was first found in Castile, an important Christian kingdom of the Middle Ages.

Early History of the Delafuente family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Delafuente research. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1185, 1576, 1680 and 1640 are included under the topic Early Delafuente History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Delafuente Spelling Variations

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.

Early Notables of the Delafuente family (pre 1700)

Notable bearers of the family name Delafuente were Juan Pedro Fontanella (1576-1680), a Catalan judge and advocate, co-instigator of the Catalan Revolt of 1640; seventeenth century Spanish navigator Bartolomé Fuentes; seventeenth century Catalan lawyer and politician Joan Pere...
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Delafuente Ranking

In the United States, the name Delafuente is the 6,130th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]


United States Delafuente migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Delafuente Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Francisco DeLaFuente, who arrived in America in 1835 [2]
  • Hernando DeLaFuente, who arrived in Rio de la Plata in 1835 [2]
  • Juan DeLaFuente, who landed in Cartagena in 1835 [2]
  • Martin DeLaFuente, who landed in Nombre de Dios, Panama in 1838 [2]

West Indies Delafuente migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [3]
Delafuente Settlers in West Indies in the 19th Century
  • Andres DeLaFuente, who landed in Dominican Republic in 1836 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Delafuente (post 1700) +

  • José Castillejo de la Fuente (b. 1868), Spanish lawyer and politician
  • Aquiles Carmona de la Fuente (b. 1900), Chilean doctor
  • Juan Mujica de la Fuente (b. 1905), Chilean writer and diplomat


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies


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