Origin of Surname
From Latin fons or possibly from old baptismal names fontanus or fondanus
As can be seen in the variants below, the name has been recorded in one form or another in Jersey since the late 12th century.
Willelmus Fondane was in 1180 a witness to a charter passed then in Jersey.
Guillaume Fondan was Rector of St Brelade (1497-1499).
The family owned the Fief ès Hormans in St Peter, and in 1331, Thomas Fondan, perhaps the Jurat of this name, held a part of the divided Vinchelez fiefs, in right of his wife, Julienne de Vinchelez. G.F.B. de Gruchy noted that their sons Renaud, Philippe and Jourdain Fondan sold in 1362 their part of the fief to Rogier de Vinchelez.
Marie Fondan (1575-1615) m (1595) Jean Balleine, s of Pierre and Marie Robin.
The influential medieval Fondans will have been armigerous but de Gruchy writes that "the arms appear to be lost".
- Fondan 1299
- Fondam 1528
- Fondant 1299
- Fondenc, 1291
- Fondenk 1329
- Fondent 1309
- Fundeng 1309
- Fundenck 1299
- Fundenc 1289
- Fundan 1269
- Fondanus c1180
- Flandenke 1292
- Descendants of Jacques Fondan
- Descendants of Pierre Fondan
- Descendants of Johan Fondan
- Descendants of Helier Fondan
- Fondan baptisms in Jersey
- Fondan marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Fondan marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Fondan burials in Jersey
These wills created by members of the Fondan family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page
- Helier Fondan 25 February 1671 - D/Y/A/3
- Jean Fondan 2 September 1758 - D/Y/A/10
- Phillippe Fondan of St Brelade 4 February 1748 - D/Y/A/8
- Handois Manor, St Lawrence
Le Mont Fondan, St Peter
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