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Nicolas Fondan was baptised in St Peter in 1627

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Origin of Surname

From Latin fons or possibly from old baptismal names fontanus or fondanus

Early records

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

The family owned the fief ès Hormans in St Peter.

In the Assize Roll of 1309 Philippe Fondent was recorded as a Jurat of the Royal Court. Thomas Fondant was also a Jurat in 1331 and Guillaume Fondan was Rector of St Brelade (1497-1499).

Marie Fondan (1575-1615) m (1595) Jean Balleine, s of Pierre and Marie Robin


  • Fondan 1299
  • Fonden
  • Fondain
  • Fondam 1528
  • Fondant 1299
  • Fondenc, 1291
  • Fondenk 1329
  • Fondent 1309
  • Fundeng 1309
  • Fondenck
  • Fundenck 1299
  • Fundenc 1289
  • Fundan 1269
  • Fondanus c1180
  • Flandenke 1292

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Family wills

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

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Related Places

Le Mont Fondan, St Peter

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