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Fonda Family History

Fonda Name Meaning
Dutch: topographic name from fonda ‘mine’ (from Latin fundus, funda).Catalan: possibly a topographic name from fonda ‘inn’, from Arabic funduq, or perhaps a nickname from fonda ‘slingshot’.The name may also be Italian, a habitational name from a place named with the adjective fondo, fonda ‘deep’, for example Cavafonda ‘deep cave’ or Vallefonda.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Fonda Families

  • Number of Fonda families
     95 - 187
     32 - 94
     1 - 31
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Fonda families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Fonda last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Fonda Family Origin

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Fonda Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Fonda

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Fonda Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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