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Re: Meaning of the name Fonseca
Posted by: Donald Fonseca (ID *****8618) Date: October 27, 2011 at 18:03:32
In Reply to: Re: Meaning of the name Fonseca by fernando fonseca raimundo of 207

The name is not Italian in origin, but instead Latin and is from a region between Portugal and Spain. It may be interpreted to mean dry well/fountain. A better interpretation is seasonal well/fountain from a well/fountain that dries up in summer. This was the nature of the land owned by the individuals who adopted the name.


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