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Fontaine Family History

Fontaine Name Meaning

French and Walloon: topographic name for someone living near a spring or well from Old French fontaine from Late Latin fontana a derivative of Latin fons (see Font ); or a habitational name from Fontaine the name of several places in various parts of France. Compare Fountaine . Shortened form of French Lafontaine a variant of 1 above. English: variant of Fountain or a surname of French (Huguenot) origin (see 1 above).

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


Similar surnames: Fontana, Fountain, Montagne, Lafontaine, Fonte, Montagna, Fortune

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Where is the Fontaine family from?

You can see how Fontaine families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fontaine family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fontaine families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there were 7 Fontaine families living in Virginia. This was about 32% of all the recorded Fontaine's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Fontaine families in 1840.
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What did your Fontaine ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fontaine. 14% of Fontaine men worked as a Laborer and 6% of Fontaine women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fontaine were Machinist and Maid. .

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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
    14%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Farmer
    5%
  • Machinist
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    6%
  • Teacher
    5%
  • Housekeeper
    5%
  • Maid
    5%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 11,000 immigration records available for the last name 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Fontaine. For the veterans among your Fontaine ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fontaine lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Fontaine life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1953. The average life expectancy for Fontaine in 1942 was 63, and 73 in 2004.

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