Fortun Family History
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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