Fort Family History

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Fort Name Meaning

English, French, and Catalan: nickname from Old French, Middle English, Catalan fort, ‘strong’, ‘brave’ (Latin fortis). In some cases it may be from the Latin personal name derived from this word; this was borne by an obscure saint whose cult was popular during the Middle Ages in southern and southwestern France. English and French: topographic name for someone who lived near a fortress or stronghold, or an occupational name for someone employed in one. Compare Fortier 1. Czech (Fort): variant of Forst.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Port, Ford, Mort, Ort, Forst, Forte, Foret, Cort, Gort, Font

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Fort Family Origin

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Fort Family Occupations

What did your Fort ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Fort family was Agricultural Labourer. The most common Fort occupation in the UK was Farmer. 9% of Fort's were Farmers. Farmer, Coal Miner and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fort.

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  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Tailor

  • Agricultural Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Fort ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Fort Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 80,000 census records available for the last name Fort. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fort census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Fort. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 77,000 military records available for the last name Fort. For the veterans among your Fort ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fort Life Expectancy

What is the average Fort lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Fort life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Fort in 1940 was 39, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fort ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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