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Fontana Family History

Fontana Name Meaning
Italian, Spanish, and Catalan: topographic name for someone who lived near a spring, from Romance descendants of Late Latin fontana, a derivative of classical Latin fons, or in Italy possibly a habitational name from any of the numerous minor places named with this word. The surname is also established in Portugal, imported form Italy.

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

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48,518 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,798 Military Records
9,498 Immigration Records
19,204 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Fontana Families

  • Number of Fontana families
     51 - 100
     18 - 50
     1 - 17
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Fontana families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Fontana families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Fontana Family Origin

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Fontana Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Fontana

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Fontana Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Fontana Civil War Service Records

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