Fortner Family History

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Fortner Name Meaning

German: variant (also Förtner) or Americanized form of Pförtner, occupational name for the gatekeeper of a walled town or city, or the doorkeeper in a great house, castle, or monastery, Middle High German portenaere (from Latin porta ‘door’, ‘gate’). Compare English Porter.

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


Similar surnames: Portner, Porter, Poertner, Portier, Bortner, Cortner, Ortner, Fortney

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Fortner Family Origin

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Fortner Family Occupations

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  • Cap Cutter

    50%
  • Drapers Assist

    50%

In 1881, the most common Fortner occupation in the UK was Cap Cutter. 50% of Fortner's were Cap Cutters. Cap Cutter and Drapers Assist were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Fortner.

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Fortner Historical Records

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Fortner Life Expectancy

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