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

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Fortner Family Origin

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Fortner Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    67%
  • Carpenter

    11%
  • Fancy Store

    6%
  • Farm Labourer

    6%

In 1881, the most common Fortner occupation in Canada was Farmer. 67% of Fortner's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Fortner family was Farm Labourer. Farmer, Carpenter and Fancy Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fortner.

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Fortner Historical Records

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Fortner Life Expectancy

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