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 Fontanet family originally lived in the region of Fuentes which is a place-name that means fountains.
Early Origins of the Fontanet family
Castile, an important Christian kingdom of the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Fontanet family
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Fontanet 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 Fontanet family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fontanet family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alonso de la Fuente, who sailed to America in 1513; Francisco de Fuentes, to America in 1527; Pedro Fuentes Manrique, to Peru in 1534 with a servant; Juan de la Fuente, to Cartagena in 1534.
Contemporary Notables of the name Fontanet (post 1700)
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