Forte Family History

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Forte Name Meaning

Italian: from the personal name Forte, from Late Latin fortis ‘strong’ (see Fort) or from a short form of a medieval personal name formed with this element, as for example Fortebraccio (‘strong arm’). Slovenian: shortened form of the personal name Fortunat, Latin Fortunatus. English: variant of Fort.

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

Similar surnames: Fort, Force, Forti, Corte, Notte, Korte, Fortes, More, Porte, Forth

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Forte Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Forte name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Forte. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Italy


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


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Forte Family Origin

Where is the Forte family from?

Forte Family Occupations

What did your Forte ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Forte occupation in Canada was Journalier. 21% of Forte's were Journaliers. A less common occupation for the Forte family was Cobbler. Journalier, Domestique and Apprenti Confiseur were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Forte.

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  • Journalier

  • Domestique

  • Apprenti Confiseur

  • Cobbler


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Forte ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Forte Historical Records

What Forte family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Forte. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Forte census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Forte. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Forte. For the veterans among your Forte ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Forte Life Expectancy

What is the average Forte lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Forte life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Forte in 1942 was 34, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Forte ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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