Show ContentsFont History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Font family

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

Early History of the Font family

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Font 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 Font family

Notable bearers of the family name Font

  • were Juan Pedro Fontanella (1576-1680), a Catalan judge and advocate, co-instigator of the Catalan Revolt of 1640
  • seventeenth century Catalan lawyer and politician Joan Pere Fontanella

Font Ranking

In the United States, the name Font is the 12,844th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1] However, in France, the name Font is ranked the 3,327th most popular surname with an estimated 2,000 - 2,500 people with that name. [2]

United States Font migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Font Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Salvador Font Darder and Andrés Fontanals, who sailed to Puerto Rico in 1803
  • Jaime Font, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1803 [3]
  • Jose Font, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1820 [3]
  • Juan Bautista Font, aged 29, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1822 [3]
  • Julian Font, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1827 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Font (post 1700) +

  • Anton Font Bernadet (1932-2021), Spanish mime artist and educator
  • Héctor Font Romero (b. 1984), Spanish professional footballer
  • Luz Odilia Font (1929-2022), née Arocho, a Puerto Rican actress, best remembered for her role as "Clara" in the 2013 Puerto Rican film production, "The Condemned"
  • August Font, Catalan architect

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  3. 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) on Facebook