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The Albany Fonda family traces its roots to one Jellis Douwse Fonda who may have arrived in Beverwyck in 1654. His son, Douwe Jellis, established the family in Albany and the greater Hudson-Mohawk region for generations to come.

In 1697, the households of Jan and Jellis Fonda (spelled "Vonda") were included on the Albany census. Their father, "Douw Vonda," was still living in Rensselaerswyck.[1]

In 1756, five Fonda (Fundy) named households appreared on a list of Albany residences made by the British army. Carpenter Isaac D. Fonda was an Albany mainstay and Revolutionary stalwart for many years.

Young Lyntie Fonda married newcomer entrepreneurer Richard Lush in 1780.

The census of 1790 listed four Fonda households in the city of Albany and another five in Watervliet.

The family of John Fondey, Jr. was painted by Ezra Ames in 1803.

Five Fonda addresses were listed in the first city directory in 1813.[2]

Fonda, Montgomery County and its classic speedway[3] are named for a Mohawk Valley branch of the family.

Of course, film icon Henry Fonda and his famous offspring begin with the Nebraska branch of this New Netherland family. The Fonda name on the Internet![4]

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