Fontes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Fontes family

The surname Fontes was first found in Languedoc, where the family held a family seat since ancient times.

Early History of the Fontes family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fontes research. Another 259 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1096, 1284, 1288, 1339, 1514, 1530, 1563, 1699, 1700, and 1703 are included under the topic Early Fontes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fontes Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Fonds, Fonts, Fond, Fons, Fondes, Fontes, Fondy, De Fondes, De Fonds, De Fonts, De Fontes, Les Fonds, Le Fond, Les Fondes, Des Fonds, Delafond, Delfont and many more.

Early Notables of the Fontes family (pre 1700)

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Fontes Ranking

In the United States, the name Fontes is the 8,298th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1] However, in France, the name Fontes is ranked the 5,594th most popular surname with an estimated 1,000 - 1,500 people with that name. [2]

Migration of the Fontes family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Franç ois Fond settled in Louisiana in 1756; John L. Fon, aged 35; settled in New Orleans in 1820 and Reinelt Fons settled in Philadelphia in 1793..


Contemporary Notables of the name Fontes (post 1700) +

  • Lisa Aronson Fontes, American psychologist, author, and academic associated with the University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Robin Louise Fontes, United States Army major general
  • Wayne Fontes (b. 1940), former American head coach of the National Football League's Detroit Lions from 1988 to 1996, NFL Coach of the Year Award (1991)
  • Guilherme Machado Cardoso Fontes (b. 1967), Brazilian actor and director


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/


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