Fortmann Family History

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Fortmann Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived by a ford, Middle High German vurt ‘ford’.

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

Similar surnames: Wortmann, Portmann, Ortmann, Borgmann, Portman, Horstmann, Woltmann

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Fortmann Family Origin

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Fortmann Family Occupations

What did your Fortmann ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Fortmann. 10% of Fortmann men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Fortmann women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fortmann were Chauffeur and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Machinist
  • Carpenter
  • Chauffeur

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
  • Typist
  • Barmaid
  • Housewife

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

Fortmann Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Fortmann. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fortmann 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 920 immigration records available for the last name Fortmann. 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 601 military records available for the last name Fortmann. For the veterans among your Fortmann ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fortmann Life Expectancy

What is the average Fortmann lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Fortmann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Fortmann in 1962 was 56, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fortmann

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fortmann 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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