Fortenberry Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Hockenberry, Thornberry, Cushenberry, Christenberry, Norenberg

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Fortenberry Family Origin

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Fortenberry Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Fortenberry occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Fortenberry's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fortenberry. A less common occupation for the Fortenberry family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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Fortenberry Historical Records

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Fortenberry Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, Fortenberry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Fortenberry in 1944 was 25, and 74 in 2004.

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