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

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  • Farmer

    55%
  • Farming

    9%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

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

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Fortenberry Historical Records

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Fortenberry Life Expectancy

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