Fortenberry Surname History
Early Origins of the Fortenberry family
The surname Fortenberry was first found in Baden, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.
Early History of the Fortenberry family
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Fortenberry Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Furstenberg, Fürstenberg, Furstengerger, Furstenbusch, Forstenberg, Foersdenberg, Vorstenberg and many more.
Early Notables of the Fortenberry family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fortenberry family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Elizabeth Forss, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1796; Antoine Fuerstenberger, who settled in Texas in 1846; Lorentz Fuerstenberg, who arrived in New York, NY in 1854.
Contemporary Notables of the name Fortenberry (post 1700)
- Lieutenant Ralph M. Fortenberry, U.S. Navy, Medical Officer at McMurdo Station, Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island, 1960, eponym of the Fortenberry Glacier, Antarctica
- Kenneth Hale "Ken" Fortenberry, American newspaper publisher, author, and journalist
- Joseph Cephis "Joe" Fortenberry (1911-1993), American Olympic basketball player at the 1936 Summer Olympics
- John Fortenberry, American film and television director from Jackson, Mississippi
- Jeffrey Lane "Jeff" Fortenberry (b. 1960), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from the First Congressional District of Nebraska (2005-) from Baton Rouge, Louisiana CITATION[CLOSE]
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