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About the Fonvizin surname of arms of Fonvizin
Fonvizin or Fonvisin derived from the German surname von Wiesen. The von Wiesen family - the descendants of the Livonian knight Peter von Wiesen - had become Russified by the 18th century, and the spelling of the surname was also Russified. In 1824 Pushkin wrote to his brother: Don't forget von Vizin to write Fonvizin.

Из немецкого фон Визен. Род фон Визенов — потомков ливонского рыцаря — к XVIII веку обрусел, соответственно русифицировалось и написание фамилии. В 1824 году Пушкин писал брату: Незабудь фон-Визина писать Фонвизин.

The name has been written in many different ways in russian, usually von Wiesen is with hyphen or space between von (Фон) and actual name, and Fonvizin is written all together, but not always.

Имя было написано по-разному, например:

Фонвизина - Fonvizin
Фон-Визин - Fon-Vizin
Фон-Висин - Fon-Visin
Фон-Визен - Von Wiesen

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