Fort Family History

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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

What did your Fort ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Fort. 20% of Fort men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Fort women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fort were Farm Laborer and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Laborer
  • Maid
  • Housekeeper

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Fort Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 80,000 census records available for the last name Fort. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fort census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Fort. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 77,000 military records available for the last name Fort. For the veterans among your Fort ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fort Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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