Fontana Family History

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Fontana Name Meaning

Italian, Spanish, and Catalan: topographic name for someone who lived near a spring, from Romance descendants of Late Latin fontana, a derivative of classical Latin fons, or in Italy possibly a habitational name from any of the numerous minor places named with this word. The surname is also established in Portugal, imported form Italy.

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


Similar surnames: Montagna, Fontaine, Fontan, Montana, Fortuna, Montano, Santana, Fonda

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Fontana Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Fontana name?

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

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  • Italy

    32%

  • England & Wales

    18%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    10%

  • France

    10%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

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Fontana Family Origin

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Fontana Family Occupations

What did your Fontana ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Huckster, Bartender and Coin Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fontana. A less common occupation for the Fontana family was Gardner. The most common Fontana occupation in the USA was Huckster. 27% of Fontana's were Hucksters.

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  • Huckster

    27%
  • Bartender

    9%
  • Coin Merchant

    9%
  • Gardner

    9%

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Fontana Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Fontana. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fontanacensus 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Fontana. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Fontana. For the veterans among your Fontana ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fontana Life Expectancy

What is the average Fontana lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Fontana life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1956. The average life expectancy for Fontana in 1943 was 42, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fontana

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fontana 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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