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Fortna Name Meaning

Of German origin: Americanized form of Pförtner (see Fortner).

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


Similar surnames: Fortney, Fortner, Folta, Fortman, Fortuna, Wortman, Forsha, Fontana

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Fortna Family Origin

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Fortna Family Occupations

What did your Fortna ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Fortna occupation in the USA was Farmer. 63% of Fortna's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Fortna family was Housekeeper. Farmer, Keeping House and Car Inspector were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fortna.

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  • Farmer

    63%
  • Keeping House

    11%
  • Car Inspector

    5%
  • Housekeeper

    5%

United States shown, England data unavailable

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

Fortna Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Fortna Life Expectancy

What is the average Fortna lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Fortna life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Fortna in 1960 was 55, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fortna

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fortna 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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