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The French region of Savoie 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.

Fontaine Early Origins



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 family seat since ancient times.

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Fontaine Spelling Variations


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Fontaine 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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Fontaine Early History


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Fontaine Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fontaine 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 Fontaine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fontaine Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fontaine 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 Fontaine 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 were:

Fontaine Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Nicholas Fontaine settled in Maryland in 1671

Fontaine Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Fontaine, who arrived in Virginia in 1717
  • Madeleine Fontaine, who landed in Louisiana in 1718
  • Madelaine Fontaine, who landed in Louisiana in 1719
  • Claire Fontaine, aged 35, landed in Louisiana in 1719
  • Claude Fontaine, aged 37, landed in Louisiana in 1720
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fontaine Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Fontaine, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1822
  • Mrs. Fontaine, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1822
  • P J Fontaine, aged 30, arrived in Key West, Fla in 1837
  • St. Anna Fontaine, who arrived in Key West, Fla in 1838
  • Antonio Fontaine, aged 28, arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fontaine Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Louis Fontaine, who arrived in Montreal in 1653
  • Louis Fontaine, who arrived in Montreal in 1666
  • Estienne Fontaine settled in Quebec in 1683

Fontaine Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Etienne Fontaine settled in Quebec with his wife, Marie, in 1706
  • Pierre Fontaine settled in Quebec in 1722
  • Antoine Fontaine settled in Quebec in 1728
  • Antoine Fontaine who settled in Quebec in 1753 with his wife, Angélique
  • Jean-Baptiste Fontaine settled in Quebec in 1754
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fontaine Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Etienne Fontaine settled in Quebec in 1800

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fontaine (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fontaine (post 1700)



  • Joan Fontaine (1917-2013), born Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland, American actress and the only actress to ever win an Academy Award (she has 3 awards for Best Actress) for a performance in a film directed by Alfred Hitchcock
  • Douglass Latimer Fontaine, American Motel Executive, Pascagoula, Mississippi
  • Charles Fontaine, American Dentist, specializing in Orthodontics, Mobile, Alabama
  • François-Xavier Octavie Fontaine, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Brigitte Fontaine (b. 1939), French singer, novelist, writer, actress, playwright, and poet
  • Agathe de la Fontaine (b. 1972), French actress
  • Nicole Fontaine (b. 1942), French politician, Member of the European Parliament for the Île-de-France
  • André Fontaine (b. 1921), French historian and journalist
  • Pierre François Léonard Fontaine (1762-1853), French architect and interior designer
  • Just Fontaine (b. 1933), French (Moroccan born) footballer and manager
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    10. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
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    The Fontaine Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fontaine 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 3 November 2016 at 12:44.

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