14-Day Free Trial GIVE ME ACCESS

Fonseca Family History

Fonseca Name Meaning
Spanish and Portuguese: habitational name from any of several places named for a spring that dried up during the summer months, from fonte seca ‘dry well’.

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

213,004 Historical Documents with Fonseca on Ancestry.com
152,861 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,085 Military Records
10,407 Immigration Records
18,427 Census and Voter Lists
28,224 Member Trees

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Name Distribution of Fonseca Families

  • Number of Fonseca families
     34 - 66
     12 - 33
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Fonseca families
     9 - 16
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Fonseca last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Fonseca census records

You can see how Fonseca families moved over time by selecting different Census years.

Census records can tell you little-known facts about your ancestors such as birthplace, occupation and value of personal estate.

View all Fonseca census records >

Fonseca Family Origin

Click on a place to view Fonseca immigration records

The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Fonseca families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

View all Fonseca immigration records >

Fonseca Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

Click on a circle in the chart to view Fonseca immigration records

You can find out when most of the Fonseca families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

View all Fonseca immigration records >

Average Life Expectancy for Fonseca

Click on a circle in the chart to view Fonseca birth and death records

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

View all Fonseca ancestors in the SSDI

Fonseca Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Fonseca census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Fonseca ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

View all Fonseca census records >

Fonseca Civil War Service Records

Click to view veteran service records

You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

View all Fonseca military records >

Message Board about Fonseca 88 Threads, 78 Messages

Look up another family name
×