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Fortune Name Meaning

English and French: nickname for a gambler or for someone considered fortunate or well favored, from Middle English, Old French fortune ‘chance’, ‘luck’. In some cases it may derive from the rare medieval personal name Fortune (Latin Fortunius). French (Fortuné): from the personal name Fortuné, a vernacular form of the Late Latin personal name Fortunatus meaning ‘prosperous’, ‘happy’. Scottish: habitational name from a place in Lothian, probably so named from Old English for ‘hog’, ‘pig’ + tun ‘settlement’, ‘enclosure’; John de Fortun was servant to the abbot of Kelso c. 1200.

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


Similar surnames: Fortun, Fortuna, Forte, Fort, Forton, Orton, Horton, Worton, Borne

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Fortune Family Origin

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Fortune Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • School

    11%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Dressmaker

    5%

In 1881, the most common Fortune occupation in Canada was Farmer. 30% of Fortune's were Farmers. Farmer, School and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fortune. A less common occupation for the Fortune family was Dressmaker.

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