Fonteneau History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Fonteneau family

The surname Fonteneau 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.

Early History of the Fonteneau family

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Fonteneau Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lafontaine, Lafontain, Lafantaine, Fontaine, Fantaine, Fontain, Fontein, Fantein, Fantaine, Fonteyn, Lafonteyn, Lafon and many more.

Early Notables of the Fonteneau family (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, considered one of the great French classical authors; Jean Desfontaines (c. 1658-1752), a French Baroque...
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Fonteneau Ranking

In France, the name Fonteneau is the 1,194th most popular surname with an estimated 4,657 people with that name. [1]

Canada Fonteneau migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fonteneau Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Marie Fonteneau, who landed in Montreal in 1659

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