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Fonda Name Meaning

Dutch: topographic name from fonda ‘mine’ (from Latin fundus, funda). Catalan: possibly a topographic name from fonda ‘inn’, from Arabic funduq, or perhaps a nickname from fonda ‘slingshot’. The name may also be Italian, a habitational name from a place named with the adjective fondo, fonda ‘deep’, for example Cavafonda ‘deep cave’ or Vallefonda.

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


Similar surnames: Monda, Roda, Fonte, Ford, Bondi, Lona, Konda, Korda, Corda, Goda

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Fonda Family Origin

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Fonda Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Fonda occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Fonda's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fonda. A less common occupation for the Fonda family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%
  • Keeping House

    3%

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Fonda Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Fonda. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fonda 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 Fonda. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, 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 Fonda. For the veterans among your Fonda ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fonda Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Fonda life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Fonda in 1952 was 47, and 65 in 2004.

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