Fortes Family History

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Fortes Name Meaning

Portuguese: from the old personal name Fortes (Latin Fortis, from fortis ‘strong’).

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

Similar surnames: Forte, Fort, Torres, Fontes, Cortes, Fornes, Forbes, Montes, Corte

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Fortes Family Origin

Where is the Fortes family from?

Fortes Family Occupations

What did your Fortes ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Blacksmith and Glass Blower were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fortes. The most common Fortes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Fortes's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Fortes family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Glass Blower

  • Laborer


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

Fortes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Fortes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fortes 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Fortes. 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 Fortes. For the veterans among your Fortes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fortes Life Expectancy

What is the average Fortes lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Fortes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Fortes in 1946 was 44, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fortes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fortes 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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