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Forte Name Meaning

Italian: from the personal name Forte, from Late Latin fortis ‘strong’ (see Fort) or from a short form of a medieval personal name formed with this element, as for example Fortebraccio (‘strong arm’). Slovenian: shortened form of the personal name Fortunat, Latin Fortunatus. English: variant of Fort.

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

Similar surnames: Fort, Force, Forti, Corte, Notte, Korte, Fortes, More, Porte, Forth

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Where is the Forte family from?

You can see how Forte families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Forte family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Forte families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 7 Forte families living in South Carolina. This was about 64% of all the recorded Forte's in the USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Forte families in 1840.
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What did your Forte ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Forte. 18% of Forte men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Forte women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Forte were Farmer and Clerk.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • New Worker
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
  • Maid
  • Machine Operator
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Forte. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Forte census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Forte. 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 Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Forte. For the veterans among your Forte ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Forte lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Forte life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Forte in 1942 was 34, and 76 in 2004.

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