Fortun Family History

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Fortun Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from either of two farmsteads on the west coast of Norway, named with Old Norse for ‘front’, ‘foremost’ + tún ‘enclosure’, indicating the frontmost of two farmsteads. Spanish: reduced form of the omen name Fortunato, Late Latin Fortunatus, from the Latin adjective fortunatus ‘prosperous’, ‘happy’. Castilianized form (Fortuñ) of Catalan Fortuny, habitational name from any of several places in Catalonia (Latin Fortunius). Slovenian: shortened form of the personal name Fortunat, Latin Fortunatus (see Fortunato).

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

Similar surnames: Fortune, Fortuna, Forte, Forton, Norton, Foston, Fort, Morton, Orten

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Fortun Family Origin

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Fortun Family Occupations

What did your Fortun ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Fortun occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Fortun's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Wks Dry Goods were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fortun. A less common occupation for the Fortun family was Works Mach. Shop.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Wks Dry Goods

  • Works Mach. Shop


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Fortun Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Fortun. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fortun 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 836 immigration records available for the last name Fortun. 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 477 military records available for the last name Fortun. For the veterans among your Fortun ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fortun Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Fortun life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Fortun in 1959 was 51, and 80 in 2004.

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