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The French region of Savoie is the ancestral homeland of the prestigious surname Dufontain. The name Dufontain 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, Dufontain is classed as a topographic surname.

Dufontain Early Origins



The surname Dufontain was first found in Savoy (French: Savoie) in the Rhône-Alpes region of the French Alps, where this renowned family has held a family seat since ancient times.

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Dufontain Spelling Variations


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Dufontain Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Lafontaine, Lafontain, Lafantaine, Fontaine, Fantaine, Fontain, Fontein, Fantein, Fantaine, Fonteyn, Lafonteyn, Lafon and many more.

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Dufontain Early History


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Dufontain Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dufontain 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, 1658, 1752, 1685, 1745, 1663 and 1702 are included under the topic Early Dufontain History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dufontain Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dufontain Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable in the family name at this time was Pierre Fontaine (c. 1390-1450), a French composer and singer, who served in the chapel of Philip the Bold, Duke of Burgundy; François Lafontaine , Lord of Mézeyrac during the 1600's; Jean de La Fontaine (1621-1695), a French poet and man of letters...

Another 80 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dufontain Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    8. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    9. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Dufontain Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dufontain 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.

    This page was last modified on 21 September 2015 at 09:24.

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