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 Family Origin

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Fontaine Family Occupations

What did your Fontaine ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Religieuse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Fontaine. 22% of Fontaine men worked as a Cultivateur and 8% of Fontaine women worked as a Religieuse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fontaine were Labourer and Journalier

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Cultivateur
    22%
  • Journalier
    13%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Labourer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Religieuse
    8%
  • Cultivateur
    6%
  • Institutrice
    5%
  • Journalier
    5%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Fontaine Historical Records

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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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