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Fortney Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Pförtner (see Fortner). Americanized form of the Norwegian habitational name Fortun.

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


Similar surnames: Fortner, Furtney, Forney, Horney, Cortner, Fortna, Gortney, Fortune

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Fortney Family Origin

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Fortney Family Occupations

What did your Fortney ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Fortney occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Fortney's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Fortney family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fortney.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Blacksmith

    6%
  • Carpenter

    5%

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

Fortney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Fortney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fortney 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Fortney. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Fortney. For the veterans among your Fortney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fortney Life Expectancy

What is the average Fortney lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Fortney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Fortney in 1944 was 34, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fortney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fortney 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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