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Fontein is a Dutch toponymic surname meaning "fountain" in modern Dutch, presumably originating with people living near a fountain, source or well. Common spelling variants are Fonteijn, Fonteyn, Fontijn and Fontyn, each pronounced [fɔnˈtɛi̯n] in Dutch.[1] People with this surname include:

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  1. ^ Fontijn at the Database of Surnames in The Netherlands