is the ancestral homeland of the prestigious surname Fontaine. The name Fontaine 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, Fontaine is classed as a topographic surname.
The surname Fontaine was first found in Savoy (French: Savoie) in the Rhône-Alpes region of the French Alps, where this renowned family has held a
since ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fontaine research.Another 310 words (22 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 Fontaine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
of this family name include: Lafontaine, Lafontain, Lafantaine, Fontaine, Fantaine, Fontain, Fontein, Fantein, Fantaine, Fonteyn, Lafonteyn, Lafon and many more.
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 Fontaine Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.