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Fountain from Madagascar

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Re: Madagascar

Posted: 1 Jan 2012 4:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Fountain/Fontaine/Fountane?
Hi Fountane, I know it's been a long time so I hope you see my post.

I'm curious as to what part of the country your surname comes from? Since my last post here, I think I've found a link to my ancestor James A. Fountain via slave owner (of the plantation, Fountainebleau), William Spotswood Fontaine from King William Co. VA, who ironically, was a descendant of Patrick Henry and Alexander Spotswood, Lt. Governor of VA. Crazy, huh?

After viewing a lot of information on their lineage, I saw several instances where the last name was spelled like yours as well. :)

Information passed down in my family, explained that the spelling of my last name was orginally Fontaine, but was changed when my great-great-grandparents were freed from slavery and made their way north.

Anyway, I was just curious.
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Eve1960 1 Jan 2012 11:59PM GMT 
wilson519 8 Sep 2002 10:01AM GMT 
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