Fortuna Family History

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Fortuna Name Meaning

Italian, Spanish, Catalan, and Portuguese: from fortuna ‘chance’, ‘luck’, possibly applied as a nickname for a gambler or lucky person or in some cases as a continuation of the Late Latin personal name. Slovenian: nickname from Latin fortuna ‘fate’, ‘luck’, probably denoting a lucky person (see 1). Slovenian: shortened form of the personal name Fortunat, Latin Fortunatus (see Fortunato).

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

Similar surnames: Fortun, Fortune, Fontana, Fortunato, Forino, Portera, Ortuno, Fortino

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Fortuna Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Fortuna name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Fortuna. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Italy


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


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Fortuna Family Origin

Where is the Fortuna family from?

Fortuna Family Occupations

What did your Fortuna ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Fortuna occupation in Canada was Farmer. 100% of Fortuna's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer


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Fortuna Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Fortuna. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fortuna census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Fortuna. 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 Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Fortuna. For the veterans among your Fortuna ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fortuna Life Expectancy

What is the average Fortuna lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Fortuna life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Fortuna in 1955 was 50, and 78 in 2004.

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