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Fontenot Family History

Fontenot Name Meaning
French: from a diminutive of fontane ‘spring’, ‘fountain’. Written Fonteneau, Fonteneault in French Canada, this is a secondary surname of Desmoulins, Dumoulin, frequently found in English as Miller. Fontenot is common in LA.

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

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Name Distribution of Fontenot Families

  • Number of Fontenot families
     596 - 1,189
     199 - 595
     1 - 198
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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