Researching Fondaw's from Paducah, KY, the original family started out in the Massac region of McCracken County, branching out to Graves County and Ballard County of KY. The original Fondaw name is VonDach which means "from the roof" in German. The family came from Romanwiller, France. The earliest find in the U.S. was in 1841. Other related surnames are Fundaugh from Boaz, Ky and Straub from Boaz, KY. Check out the Fondaw Family Tree Club at Yahoo Clubs, all Fondaws and decendants welcome.