Fortman Family History

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Fortman Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Fortmann.

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

Similar surnames: Forthman, Wortman, Hortman, Foreman, Zortman, Portman, Cottman

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Fortman Family Origin

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Fortman Family Occupations

What did your Fortman ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coachman, Gardener (N D) and Hay & Straw Dealer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fortman. A less common occupation for the Fortman family was Labourer (General). The most common Fortman occupation in the UK was Coachman. 9% of Fortman's were Coachmans.

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  • Coachman

  • Gardener (N D)

  • Hay & Straw Dealer

  • Labourer (General)


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

Fortman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Fortman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fortman 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Fortman. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Fortman. For the veterans among your Fortman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fortman Life Expectancy

What is the average Fortman lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Fortman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Fortman in 1947 was 46, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fortman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fortman 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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