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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 Family Origin

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Fortier Family Occupations

What did your Fortier ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Fortier family was Works In Cotton Mill. The most common Fortier occupation in the USA was Laborer. 14% of Fortier's were Laborers. 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%

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Fortier Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Fortier ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Fortier Life Expectancy

What is the average Fortier lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, 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.

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