Fontaine Family History

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Fontaine Name Meaning

Northern and central French: topographic name for someone who lived near a spring or well, Old French fontane, Late Latin fontana, a derivative of classical Latin fons (see Font).

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

Similar surnames: Fontana, Fountain, Montagne, Lafontaine, Fonte, Montagna, Fortune

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Fontaine Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Fontaine name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Fontaine. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • France


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Germanic Europe


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Fontaine Family Origin

Where is the Fontaine family from?

Fontaine Family Occupations

What did your Fontaine ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Cultivateur, Farmer and Journalier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fontaine. The most common Fontaine occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 24% of Fontaine's were Cultivateurs. A less common occupation for the Fontaine family was School.

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  • Cultivateur

  • Farmer

  • Journalier

  • School


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

Fontaine Historical Records

What Fontaine family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 88,000 census records available for the last name Fontaine. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fontaine 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Fontaine. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Fontaine. For the veterans among your Fontaine ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fontaine Life Expectancy

What is the average Fontaine lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Fontaine life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1953. The average life expectancy for Fontaine in 1942 was 63, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fontaine

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fontaine 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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