Fortier Family History

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Fortier Name Meaning

occupational name for someone employed at a fortress or castle, from a derivative of Old French fort ‘stronghold’ (from the adjective fort ‘strong’). possibly a variant of Forestier.

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


Similar surnames: Portier, Mortier, Fortner, Ferrier, Forestier, Forster, Forte

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Fortier Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Fortier name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Fortier. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • France

    30%

  • England & Wales

    29%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    16%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    4%

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Fortier Family Origin

Where is the Fortier family from?

Fortier Family Occupations

What did your Fortier ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Fortier occupation in the USA was Laborer. 14% of Fortier's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Fortier family was Works In Cotton Mill. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fortier.

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  • Laborer

    14%
  • Farmer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Works In Cotton Mill

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Fortier ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Fortier Historical Records

What Fortier family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 73,000 census records available for the last name Fortier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fortier 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Fortier. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Fortier. For the veterans among your Fortier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fortier Life Expectancy

What is the average Fortier lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Fortier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1941. The average life expectancy for Fortier in 1941 was 100, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fortier

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fortier ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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