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Fortin Name Meaning

French: from a pet form of the personal name Fort 2 or a diminutive of the nickname Fort 1 ‘strong brave’. Compare Footer Fortune and Furtaw . English: variant of Fortune .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Corbin, Forton, Forkin, Fort, Sorin, Sartin, Morain, Firmin, Hartin

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Where is the Fortin family from?

You can see how Fortin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fortin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fortin families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 4,686 Fortin families living in Quebec. This was about 94% of all the recorded Fortin's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Fortin families in 1911.
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What did your Fortin ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Revenue were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Fortin. 30% of Fortin men worked as a Cultivateur and 9% of Fortin women worked as a Revenue. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fortin were Fils Cultivateur and Cultivateur. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Cultivateur
  • Journalier
  • Farmer
  • Fils Cultivateur

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Revenue
  • Servante
  • Institutrice
  • Cultivateur
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Census Records

There are 119,000 census records available for the last name Fortin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fortin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Fortin. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Fortin lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Fortin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Fortin in 1944 was 22, and 74 in 2004.

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