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Fortunato Family History

Fortunato Surname Meaning

Italian and Spanish: from the personal name Fortunato a continuation of the Late Latin name Fortunatus derived from the Latin adjective fortunatus ‘prosperous happy’ and borne by many Christian saints.

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


Similar surnames: Fortuna, Fortun, Fortune, Fontana, Fornaro, Portugal, Forino, Donato

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Where is the Fortunato family from?

You can see how Fortunato families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fortunato family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Fortunato families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Fortunato family living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Fortunato's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Fortunato families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fortunato surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fortunato ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fortunato. 21% of Fortunato men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Fortunato women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fortunato were Barber and Waitress. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Clerk
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    4%
  • Barber
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
    15%
  • Secretary
    12%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Waitress
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Fortunato. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Fortunato. For the veterans among your Fortunato ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fortunato lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Fortunato life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Fortunato in 1952 was 46, and 81 in 2004.

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