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Fortuna Name Meaning

Italian Spanish Catalan and Portuguese: from fortuna ‘chance luck’ possibly applied as a nickname for a gambler or lucky person. In some cases this may be also a continuation of the Late Latin personal name (see Fortun and compare below). Slovenian Croatian and Slovak: nickname from Latin fortuna ‘fate luck’ probably denoting a lucky person (compare above). At least as a Slovenian surname it may also be derived from the personal name Fortunat Latin Fortunatus (see Fortunato compare Fortun ). Compare also Fortune .

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


Similar surnames: Fortun, Fortune, Fontana, Fortunato, Forino, Portera, Ortuno, Fortino

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Where is the Fortuna family from?

You can see how Fortuna families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fortuna family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Fortuna families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Fortuna families living in Texas. This was about 40% of all the recorded Fortuna's in USA. Texas had the highest population of Fortuna families in 1880.
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What did your Fortuna ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fortuna. 28% of Fortuna men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Fortuna women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fortuna were Miner and Maid. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    28%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Farmer
    4%
  • Miner
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
    11%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Operator
    7%
  • Maid
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Fortuna. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Fortuna. For the veterans among your Fortuna ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fortuna lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Fortuna life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Fortuna in 1955 was 50, and 78 in 2004.

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