Fortner Family History
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Fortner Name Meaning
German: variant (also Förtner) or Americanized form of Pförtner, occupational name for the gatekeeper of a walled town or city, or the doorkeeper in a great house, castle, or monastery, Middle High German portenaere (from Latin porta ‘door’, ‘gate’). Compare English Porter.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Portner, Porter, Poertner, Portier, Bortner, Cortner, Ortner, Fortney