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Fountain Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived near a spring or well, from Old French fontane, Middle English fontayne ‘fountain’; in some cases the name may have arisen from French habitational names (Fontaine, Fonteyne, Lafontaine) of the same derivation.

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


Similar surnames: Mountain, Fontaine, Mount, Boutin, Fontana, Cousin, Fain, Fountaine

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Fountain Family Origin

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Fountain Family Occupations

What did your Fountain ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Fountain occupation in Canada was Farmer. 19% of Fountain's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Fountain family was Attends School. Farmer, Fisherman and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fountain.

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Fisherman

    12%
  • Labourer

    12%
  • Attends School

    9%

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

Fountain Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Fountain Life Expectancy

What is the average Fountain lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Fountain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Fountain in 1942 was 34, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fountain

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fountain 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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