Fortson Family History

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Fortson Name Meaning

Possibly of English origin; unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Forson, Forton, Forston, Corson, Thorton, Borron, Dotson, Morson

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Fortson Family Origin

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Fortson Family Occupations

What did your Fortson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Fortson. 33% of Fortson men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Fortson women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fortson were Truck Driver and Laundress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    33%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    12%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Laundress
    8%

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

Fortson Historical Records

What Fortson family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Fortson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fortson 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 637 immigration records available for the last name Fortson. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Fortson. For the veterans among your Fortson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fortson Life Expectancy

What is the average Fortson lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Fortson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Fortson in 1946 was 38, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fortson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fortson 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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