Noble surnames, such as Fontanales, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Fontanales, 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 Fontanales family originally lived in the region of Fuentes which is a place-name that means fountains.
Early Origins of the Fontanales family
The surname Fontanales was first found in Castile
, an important Christian kingdom of the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Fontanales family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fontanales research.Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1185, 1576, 1680 and 1640 are included under the topic Early Fontanales History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Fontanales 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... Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fontanales Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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
- Blas Fontanales, to New Orleans in 1823
- Blas Fontanales, aged 25, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1823 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)