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


Similar surnames: Port, Ford, Mort, Ort, Forst, Forte, Foret, Cort, Gort, Font

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Fort Family Origin

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Fort Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Farm Laborer

    9%
  • Farming

    4%

In 1880, the most common Fort occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Fort's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Fort family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fort.

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Fort Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Fort life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Fort in 1940 was 39, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fort

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