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Fortner Name Meaning

German: variant (also Förtner) or Americanized form of Pförtner, occupational name for the gatekeeper of a walled town or city, or the doorkeeper in a great house, castle, or monastery, Middle High German portenaere (from Latin porta ‘door’, ‘gate’). Compare English Porter.

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


Similar surnames: Portner, Porter, Poertner, Portier, Bortner, Cortner, Ortner, Fortney

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Fortner Family Origin

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Fortner Family Occupations

What did your Fortner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Fortner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Fortner's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Fortner family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fortner.

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  • Farmer

    49%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Farming

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%

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Fortner Historical Records

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

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Fortner Life Expectancy

What is the average Fortner lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, Fortner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Fortner in 1943 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

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