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Fort Family History

Fort Name Meaning
English, French, and Catalan: nickname from Old French, Middle English, Catalan fort, ‘strong’, ‘brave’ (Latin fortis). In some cases it may be from the Latin personal name derived from this word; this was borne by an obscure saint whose cult was popular during the Middle Ages in southern and southwestern France.English and French: topographic name for someone who lived near a fortress or stronghold, or an occupational name for someone employed in one. Compare Fortier 1.Czech (Fort): variant of Forst.

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

653,232 Historical Documents with Fort on Ancestry.com
171,641 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
81,449 Military Records
5,796 Immigration Records
77,133 Census and Voter Lists
317,213 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Fort Families

  • Number of Fort families
     65 - 128
     22 - 64
     1 - 21
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Fort families
     147 - 292
     50 - 146
     1 - 49
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Fort families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Fort Family Origin

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Fort Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Fort

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Fort Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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