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Font Family History

Font Name Meaning

Catalan and southern French: topographic name for someone living near a spring or well Catalan and Occitan font ‘spring well’ (from Latin fons genitive fontis). English: variant of Fant .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Pont, Fort, Mont, Fonte, Fons, Fant, Mount, Long, Tong, Vogt

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Where is the Font family from?

You can see how Font families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Font family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Font families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Font families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 27% of all the recorded Font's in USA. Pennsylvania and 1 other state had the highest population of Font families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Font surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Font ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Font. 30% of Font men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Font women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Font were Salesman and Housework. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Helper
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Bookkeeper
  • Teacher
  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Font. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Font census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Font. 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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Draft Cards

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

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What is the average Font lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Font life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Font in 1959 was 39, and 80 in 2004.

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