Fortenberry Family History

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Fortenberry Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of German Fortenbach, a habitational name from a minor place in Bavaria named Furtenbach.

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


Similar surnames: Hockenberry, Thornberry, Cushenberry, Christenberry, Norenberg

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Fortenberry Family Origin

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Fortenberry Family Occupations

What did your Fortenberry ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fortenberry. A less common occupation for the Fortenberry family was Farm Laborer. The most common Fortenberry occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Fortenberry's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    55%
  • Farming

    9%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

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Fortenberry Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Fortenberry. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fortenberry 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Fortenberry. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Fortenberry. For the veterans among your Fortenberry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fortenberry Life Expectancy

What is the average Fortenberry lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Fortenberry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Fortenberry in 1944 was 25, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fortenberry 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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