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Fortenberry Family History

Fortenberry Name Meaning
Probably an altered spelling of German Fortenbach, a habitational name from a minor place in Bavaria named Furtenbach.

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

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Name Distribution of Fortenberry Families

  • Number of Fortenberry families
     78 - 154
     27 - 77
     1 - 26
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Fortenberry Family Origin

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Fortenberry Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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