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lafountain History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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

Early Origins of the lafountain family


The surname lafountain 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 lafountain family


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lafountain 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 lafountain 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...
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Migration of the lafountain family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

lafountain Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Frank LaFountain, aged 47, who emigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • Mrs F. LaFountain, aged 42, who landed in America, in 1911

Contemporary Notables of the name lafountain (post 1700)


  • Lloyd P. LaFountain, American politician, U.S. Attorney for Maine, 1966-69 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Les LaFountain, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 1996 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Michele LaFountain (b. 1969), the first Puerto Rican to become anchor of ESPN's Spanish version of SportsCenter

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  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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