4,498 FANT members around the world
Stay informed about FANT Family online & offline events!
See our recent family gatherings
FANT Family HistoryRecorded in England in many and varied spelling forms including: Fant, Font, Faint, Faunt, Vant and even Phant, this extraordinary name has had an extraordinary development. It was first introduced into England by the Normans after 1066 and as such derived from the baptismal nickname of endearment L' enfant, meaning the Child. The Medieval English gradually restyled this to Lenfant, then Le Fant, and finally the "modern" spellings without the article "Le". The name is also found in the unrecognizable London District name of "Elephant and Castle" - a strangled form of "Le Infanta di Castille," the daughter of the King of Spain.
Who have we missed?
Tell us about any famous FANT (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!
Join the conversation with the FANT tribe
- Find your FANT ancestor
- Tell us about your FANT Family
- Tell us about your FANT ancestors
- Ask a question about the FANT history
- Leave a message for FANT family members
Invite more FANT family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the FANT tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest
Show off the FANT Family Crest…
Wear your crest with pride...plenty of products to choose from