Subject: Re: Origin of Fonti
Author: Sean Foglai   (guest)
Date: January 5, 2007 at 9:42 AM
Reply to: Origin of Fonti by Reena

Italian: variant (plural) of Fonte.

Portuguese and Italian: topographic name for someone who lived near a spring or well, from Latin fons, genitive fontis, ‘spring’, ‘well’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word.

It has a Latin base so variations probably exist in all the Romance languages.

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