Fountain,  Elizabeth

Fountain, Elizabeth

Female 1871 -

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  • Name Fountain, Elizabeth 
    Born 04 Jun 1871  East Gwillimbury, York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1881  Orillia, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Origin 1881  [2
    French 
    Person ID I9892  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 

    Father Fountain, Joseph,   b. 28 Jan 1830, Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Apr 1924, Orillia, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Fountain, Susan Louis,   b. 30 Jul 1830, Gwillimbury, York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1900, Silver Creek, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F2867  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Johnston, Alexander,   b. 14 Jun 1862, Severn Bridge, Muskoka, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 02 Jul 1900  Orillia, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Witness James Johnston 
    Witness Mary Green 
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F3591  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 04 Jun 1871 - East Gwillimbury, York, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1881 - Orillia, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 02 Jul 1900 - Orillia, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Family Crest
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    This interesting and unusual surname is of early medieval English origin, and is from a topographical name for someone who lived near a spring or well, derived from the Old French "fontane", from the Late Latin "fontana", a derivative of the classical Latin "fons". The word was introduced into England by the Normans after the Invasion of 1066. Topographical surnames were among the earliest created, since both natural and man-made features in the landscape provided easily recognisable distinguishing names in the small communities of the Middle Ages. However, the name could also be locational from a place in France, named either Fontaine, Fonteyne or Lafontaine, derived from the same element. Locational surnames were developed when former inhabitants of a place moved to another area, usually to seek work, and were best identified by the name of their birthplace. In this case the name was probably brought to England by one of the Norman invaders, who came from one of the places in France already mentioned. Jacob, son of Petter and Mary Fountain, was christened on December 6th 1648 at St. Gabriel's, Fenchurch, London. A Coat of Arms granted to a family in Essex on February 22nd 1619 is red a bend gold, in the sinister chief a cinquefoil silver. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Hugo de Funteines, which was dated 1202, in the "Pipe Rolls of Kent", during the reign of King John, known as "Lackland", 1199 - 1216. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

  • Notes 
    • 015093-1900 - Alexander JOHNSTON, 37, Farmer, Severn Bridge, North Orillia, s o William and Catherine, married Elizabeth FOUNTAIN, 29, North Gwillimbury, North Orillia, d o John and Susan, witn: James JOHNSTON of Uthoff and Mary GREEN of Orillia, 2 July, 1900 at the manse, Neywash Street, Orillia

  • Sources 
    1. [S33] 1901 Canadian Census, taken March 31, 1901.

    2. [S23] 1881 Canadian Census, taken April 4, 1881.

    3. [S1] Ontario: Birth, Death and Marriage Records.