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Fortun Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from either of two farmsteads on the west coast of Norway, named with Old Norse for ‘front’, ‘foremost’ + tún ‘enclosure’, indicating the frontmost of two farmsteads. Spanish: reduced form of the omen name Fortunato, Late Latin Fortunatus, from the Latin adjective fortunatus ‘prosperous’, ‘happy’. Castilianized form (Fortuñ) of Catalan Fortuny, habitational name from any of several places in Catalonia (Latin Fortunius). Slovenian: shortened form of the personal name Fortunat, Latin Fortunatus (see Fortunato).

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

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Fortun Family Origin

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Fortun Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    38%
  • Wks Dry Goods

    13%
  • Works Mach. Shop

    13%

In 1880, the most common Fortun occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Fortun's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Wks Dry Goods were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fortun. A less common occupation for the Fortun family was Works Mach. Shop.

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