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Fuertes Family History

Fuertes Name Meaning

Spanish: from an old personal name from Latin Fortis, from fortis ‘strong’. Compare Portuguese Fortes.

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


Similar surnames: Fortes, Fuerte, Fuentes, Fuente, Feltes, Goeres, Fleites, Puentes

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Where is the Fuertes family from?

You can see how Fuertes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fuertes family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Fuertes families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Fuertes families living in Texas. This was about 86% of all the recorded Fuertes's in the USA. Texas had the highest population of Fuertes families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fuertes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fuertes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farm Laborer and Ironer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Fuertes. 25% of Fuertes men worked as a Farm Laborer and 50% of Fuertes women worked as an Ironer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fuertes were Farmer and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Farm Laborer
    25%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Bracero
    17%
  • Farmer
    17%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Ironer
    50%
  • Housekeeper
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Fuertes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fuertes census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Fuertes. 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 224 military records available for the last name Fuertes. For the veterans among your Fuertes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fuertes lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Fuertes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Fuertes in 1963 was 77, and 72 in 2004.

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