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Fortier Name Meaning

occupational name for someone employed at a fortress or castle, from a derivative of Old French fort ‘stronghold’ (from the adjective fort ‘strong’). possibly a variant of Forestier.

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


Similar surnames: Portier, Mortier, Fortner, Ferrier, Forestier, Forster, Forte

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Fortier Family Origin

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Fortier Family Occupations

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  • Cultivateur

    22%
  • Farmer

    7%
  • Journalier

    5%
  • School

    4%

In 1881, Cultivateur, Farmer and Journalier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fortier. A less common occupation for the Fortier family was School. The most common Fortier occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 22% of Fortier's were Cultivateurs.

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Fortier Historical Records

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Fortier Life Expectancy

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