Fontenot Family History

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Fontenot Name Meaning

French: from a diminutive of fontane ‘spring’, ‘fountain’. Written Fonteneau, Fonteneault in French Canada, this is a secondary surname of Desmoulins, Dumoulin, frequently found in English as Miller. Fontenot is common in LA.

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


Similar surnames: Poteet, Vincent, Fontenette, Fontana, Bonnot, Montet, Otten, Totten

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Fontenot Family Origin

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Fontenot Family Occupations

What did your Fontenot ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Fontenot occupation in the USA was Farmer. 69% of Fontenot's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fontenot. A less common occupation for the Fontenot family was At Home.

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  • Farmer

    69%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%
  • At Home

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Fontenot ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Fontenot Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Fontenot. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fontenot census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Fontenot. 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 Card

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

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Fontenot Life Expectancy

What is the average Fontenot lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Fontenot life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Fontenot in 1943 was 35, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fontenot

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fontenot ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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