Forton Family History
Forton Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of the places in Hampshire Lancashire Shropshire and Staffordshire named Forton from Old English ford ‘ford’ + tūn ‘settlement enclosure’. English and Scottish: variant of Fortune . French: from a pet form of the personal name Fort 2 or a diminutive of the nickname Fort 1 ‘strong brave’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022