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

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  • Farmer

    69%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%
  • At Home

    3%

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

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Fontenot Historical Records

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Fontenot Life Expectancy

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