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Find more Fortune 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 383 less people named Fortune 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 4,858 people named Fortune in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 8% less people named Fortune in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 4,475 people named Fortune were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 40% owned their homes, valued on average at $2,642
  • For 2,213 females, Margaret was the most common name
  • 58%, or 627 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 177 were disabled

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 7% were born in foreign countries
  • 15% were first-generation Americans
  • 331 were born in foreign countries
  • Most fathers originated from Ohio