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 Fontanales family originally lived in the region of Fuentes which is a place-name that means fountains.
Early Origins of the Fontanales family
Castile, an important Christian kingdom of the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Fontanales family
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Fontanales 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 Fontanales family (pre 1700)
Notable bearers of the family name Fontanales were Juan Pedro Fontanella (1576-1680), a Catalan judge and advocate, co-instigator of the Catalan Revolt of 1640; seventeenth century Spanish navigator Bartolomé Fuentes; seventeenth century Catalan lawyer and politician Joan Pere...
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Migration of the Fontanales family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Fontanales Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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