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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 Family Origin

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Fontana Family Occupations

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  • Sculptor

    33%
  • Commission Agent

    17%
  • Jeweller Watchmaker & Fancy Trade

    17%
  • Laundress

    17%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Fontana family was Laundress. The most common Fontana occupation in the UK was Sculptor. 33% of Fontana's were Sculptors. Sculptor, Commission Agent and Jeweller Watchmaker & Fancy Trade were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fontana.

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Fontana Historical Records

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Fontana Life Expectancy

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