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De La Fontaine Family History

De La Fontaine Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Lafontaine, De La Fuente, Lafountaine, De La Mora, Del Conte

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You can see how De La Fontaine families moved over time by selecting different census years. The De La Fontaine family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there was 1 De La Fontaine family living in California. This was about 50% of all the recorded De La Fontaine's in USA. California and 1 other state had the highest population of De La Fontaine families in 1920.
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There are 642 immigration records available for the last name De La Fontaine. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name De La Fontaine. For the veterans among your De La Fontaine ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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