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Find more Fortman relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 283 more people named Fortman in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 695 people named Fortman in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 41% more people named Fortman in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 978 people named Fortman were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 34 were disabled
  • They typically took 8 weeks of vacation a year
  • 941 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 86 women had paying jobs

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As Fortman families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • The most common mother tongue was German
  • Most immigrants originated from Germany
  • 182 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 19% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940