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Fortenberry Family History

Fortenberry Name Meaning

Altered form of Faulkenberry a surname of Dutch origin.

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


Similar surnames: Hockenberry, Thornberry, Cushenberry, Christenberry, Norenberg

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Where is the Fortenberry family from?

You can see how Fortenberry families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fortenberry family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Fortenberry families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 13 Fortenberry families living in Mississippi. This was about 46% of all the recorded Fortenberry's in USA. Mississippi had the highest population of Fortenberry families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fortenberry surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fortenberry ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fortenberry. 45% of Fortenberry men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Fortenberry women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fortenberry were Truck Driver and Waitress. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    45%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    13%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Waitress
    8%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Fortenberry. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fortenberry census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 368 immigration records available for the last name Fortenberry. 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 Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Fortenberry. For the veterans among your Fortenberry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fortenberry lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Fortenberry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Fortenberry in 1944 was 25, and 74 in 2004.

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