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Fonte Family History

Fonte Name Meaning

Portuguese and Italian: topographic name for someone who lived near a spring or well, from Latin fons, genitive fontis, ‘spring’, ‘well’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Monte, Font, Conte, Fuente, Fontes, Ponte, Corte, Forte, Foote, Motte

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Where is the Fonte family from?

You can see how Fonte families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fonte family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Fonte families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 12 Fonte families living in California. This was about 40% of all the recorded Fonte's in the USA. California had the highest population of Fonte families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fonte surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fonte ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Fonte. 22% of Fonte men worked as a Laborer and 32% of Fonte women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fonte were Farmer and Bookkeeper.

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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
    22%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • New Worker
    8%
  • Farmer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    32%
  • New Worker
    23%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Bookkeeper
    14%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Fonte. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fonte 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Fonte. 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 946 military records available for the last name Fonte. For the veterans among your Fonte ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fonte lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Fonte life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Fonte in 1945 was 27, and 76 in 2004.

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