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Forti Name Meaning

Italian: patronymic from the personal name Forte, a continuation of Late Latin Fortis (fortis ‘brave’, ‘strong’), a name chosen by early Christians as a symbol of moral strength and steadfastness.

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


Similar surnames: Forte, Fort, Forni, Foti, Fortes, Forth, Corti, Marti, Fonte, Ortiz

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Where is the Forti family from?

You can see how Forti families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Forti family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Forti families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 20 Forti families living in New York. This was about 30% of all the recorded Forti's in USA. New York had the highest population of Forti families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Forti surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Forti ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Forti. 42% of Forti men worked as a Laborer and 21% of Forti women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Forti were Truck Driver and Winder. .

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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
    42%
  • Miner
    13%
  • Tailor
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
    21%
  • Operator
    17%
  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Winder
    9%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Forti. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Forti 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Forti. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Forti. For the veterans among your Forti ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Forti lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Forti life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Forti in 1956 was 48, and 81 in 2004.

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