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Fontan Name Meaning

Spanish and Galician (Fontán): habitational name from any of the many places called Fontán from fontán ‘spring’. French: variant of Fontaine .

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


Similar surnames: Fontana, Fontes, Fontanez, Fortun, Montano, Fonte, Forton, Fountain

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Where is the Fontan family from?

You can see how Fontan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fontan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Fontan families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 21 Fontan families living in Louisiana. This was about 38% of all the recorded Fontan's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Fontan families in 1880.
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What did your Fontan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Agricultor and Farm Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fontan. 32% of Fontan men worked as an Agricultor and 100% of Fontan women worked as a Farm Laborer. .

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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

  • Agricultor
    32%
  • Salesman
    16%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Geweler
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Farm Laborer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Fontan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fontan 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Fontan. 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 331 military records available for the last name Fontan. For the veterans among your Fontan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fontan lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Fontan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Fontan in 1955 was 53, and 70 in 2004.

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