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

Lefontan Early Origins



The surname Lefontan 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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Lefontan Spelling Variations


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Lefontan 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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Lefontan Early History


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Lefontan Early History



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

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Lefontan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lefontan 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 Lefontan 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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    4. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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    The Lefontan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lefontan Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 21 September 2015 at 09:24.

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