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Fontana Name Meaning

Italian, Spanish, and Catalan: topographic name for someone who lived near a spring, from Romance descendants of Late Latin fontana, a derivative of classical Latin fons, or in Italy possibly a habitational name from any of the numerous minor places named with this word. The surname is also established in Portugal, imported form Italy.

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


Similar surnames: Montagna, Fontaine, Fontan, Montana, Fortuna, Montano, Santana, Fonda

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Fontana Family Origin

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Fontana Family Occupations

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  • Huckster

    27%
  • Bartender

    9%
  • Coin Merchant

    9%
  • Gardner

    9%

In 1880, Huckster, Bartender and Coin Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fontana. The most common Fontana occupation in the USA was Huckster. 27% of Fontana's were Hucksters. A less common occupation for the Fontana family was Gardner.

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Fontana Historical Records

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Fontana Life Expectancy

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