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The French region of Savoie is the ancestral homeland of the prestigious surname Fontein. The name Fontein 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, Fontein is classed as a topographic surname.

Fontein Early Origins



The surname Fontein 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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Fontein Spelling Variations


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Fontein 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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Fontein Early History


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Fontein Early History



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

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Fontein Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fontein 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 Fontein 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 or some of its variants were: F.L. Lafontaine, aged 22, who settled in Mississippi in 1820; F.L Lafontaine, aged 22, who came to New Orleans in 1820; John LaFontaine, aged 28, who settled in Charleston in 1823.

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