I have three males from two separate families in my tree with the first name Fountain. Two are father and son but one is another family altogether. I cannot find any evidence that these men were named after another family name or surname. All were during the 1800s, one early, two late.
I thought this was such an unusual name so I tried to find out where it came from. No luck in "googling." But surprisingly, when I searched ancestry.com for "Fountain" in census records, there were quite a few Fountains as first names for men in the 1800s and early 1900s.
Where did this name come from, why did it seem to be fairly popular in this era? Anyone else with this first name in their family trees?