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Fortney Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Pförtner (see Fortner). Americanized form of the Norwegian habitational name Fortun.

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


Similar surnames: Fortner, Furtney, Forney, Horney, Cortner, Fortna, Gortney, Fortune

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Fortney Family Origin

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Fortney Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Blacksmith

    6%
  • Carpenter

    5%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Fortney family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fortney. The most common Fortney occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Fortney's were Farmers.

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Fortney Historical Records

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Fortney Life Expectancy

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