Meaning and Origin of: Fontaine

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First name origins & meanings:

  • French : Fountain

Last name origin & 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).
  • A Fontaine from Normandy, France, is documented in Quebec in 1656; another, from Poitou, arrived after 1683. There has been some alternation with <xref>Robert</xref>.