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Walters real Last name was Ostichny. He adopted his grandmothers maiden name, Fontin.  His mother was from an illustrious family the Vasylenkos. Sophia came from a rich family whose fortunes changed with the Russian revolution and the advent of communism. Originally her father was a rich landowner. Sophia loved her father  and she was his favorite.  I forget his first name but i remember his nickname, Dyzzz. This nickname comes from his love of bees and the sound they make. Sonya's father was a beekeeper and her son, Walter, also kept bees. 

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The meaning of Fontin come may come from a profession, such as the name "Archer" which was given to people who were bowmen. Some of these trade-based family names might be a profession in a different language. This is why it is important to know the nationality of a name, and the languages spoken by its progenitors. Many names like Fontin are inspired by religious texts such as the Quran, the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, and other related texts. In many cases these surnames relate to a religious sentiment such as "From the ash tree".

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