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Fondren Early Origins



The surname Fondren was first found in Languedoc, where the family held a family seat from ancient times.

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Fondren Spelling Variations


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Fondren Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Fondeville, Fondevilles, Fond de Ville, Fonds de Ville, Fond de Villes, Font de Ville, Fons de Ville, Font de Villes, Fons de Villes, Deville, de Ville and many more.

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Fondren Early History


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Fondren Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fondren research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1266, 1670, 1705, 1751, and 1828 are included under the topic Early Fondren History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fondren Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fondren Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fondren 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: Charles Deville settled in Philadelphia in 1796.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fondren (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fondren (post 1700)



  • Walter William Fondren III (1936-2010), American all-conference football player and conservation activist, founding member of the Coastal Conservation Association
  • Walter William Fondren Sr. (1877-1939), American oil operator and philanthropist, one of the founders of Humble Oil & Refining Company, benefactor and eponym of the Fondren Library, the main library of Rice University in Houston, Texas
  • Debra Jo Fondren (b. 1955), American model and actress

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Fondren Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    3. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
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    The Fondren Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fondren 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 9 June 2015 at 10:48.

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