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Origin and Meaning of Fontenot

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  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Fontenot

Dedrick D. Gobert was a film actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1991 to 1991. Dedrick was given the name Dedrick Dwayne Fontenot on November 25th, 1971 in Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S. Dedrick is also known as Dedrick Gobert. He breathed his last breath on November 19th, 1994.


Mike Fontenot is a baseball player. Mike was born on June 9th, 1980 in Slidell, Louisiana.


Canray Fontenot was a creole music and cajun music musician. He plays Fiddle. Canray was born on October 16th, 1922. He left this life on July 29th, 1995.


Jerry Fontenot is a football player. Jerry was born on November 21st, 1966 in Lafayette, Louisiana.


Mary was born on April 16th, 1910 in Louisiana. She died on May 12th, 2003.


Herman Fontenot is a football player. Herman was born on September 12th, 1963 in Beaumont, Texas.


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Popularity of Fontenot as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Fontenot U.S.
  White 76.68% 64.26%
  African American 18.70% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.40% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.42% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.60% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.21% 16.26%

Of Last Name Fontenot

People with the last name Fontenot are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Fontenot

  • How Popular is the name Fontenot? As a last name Fontenot was the 1,792nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Fontenot? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Fontenot was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Fontenot: Your name in reverse order is Tonetnof. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tnoftneo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Fontenot? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 20,035 people with the last name Fontenot.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Fontenot? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 7 of them will have Fontenot as their last name.

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