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Where is the Fortney family from?
You can see how Fortney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fortney family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fortney families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 32 Fortney families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 52% of all the recorded Fortney's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Fortney families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fortney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Fortney. 21% of Fortney men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Fortney women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fortney were Truck Driver and Housework.