Savoie is the ancestral homeland of the prestigious surname Fantaine. The name Fantaine 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, Fantaine is classed as a topographic surname.
Early Origins of the Fantaine family
family seat since ancient times.
Early History of the Fantaine family
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Fantaine Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Lafontaine, Lafontain, Lafantaine, Fontaine, Fantaine, Fontain, Fontein, Fantein, Fantaine, Fonteyn, Lafonteyn, Lafon and many more.
Early Notables of the Fantaine family (pre 1700)
(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...
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Migration of the Fantaine family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Fantaine Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
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