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Fortier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Noble surnames, such as Fortier, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Fortier, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful Ile de France region. In France, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate.The Fortier family originally derived its surname from the name of the place in Ile-de-France, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.


Early Origins of the Fortier family


The surname Fortier was first found in Ile-de-France where they held a family seat in the Seigneurie of de la Fortier in de Beauce from ancient times.

Early History of the Fortier family


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Fortier Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Fortier, Fortiers, Fortyer, Forthier, Fortiais, Fortiaie, Fortiay, Fortyers, Fortyais, Forttier, Forttiers, Forttyer, Fortthier, Forttiais, Forttiaie, Forttiay, Forttyers, Forttyais, Fortiey and many more.

Early Notables of the Fortier family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Fortier family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fortier Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Catherine Fortier married in Trois-Rivières in 1657

Fortier Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Claude Fortier, who landed in Louisiana in 1719 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Fortier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Clementine Fortier aged 17, who settled in New Orleans in 1822
  • A. Fortier who settled in San Francisco in 1850

Fortier Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Antoine Fortier married in Montreal in 1670
  • Antoine Fortier, son of Jean and Françoise, married Madeleine Le Cavalier, daughter of Robert and Adriane, in Montreal, Quebec on 25th November 1670 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Etienne Fortier married in Montreal in 1672
  • Etienne Fortier, son of Etienne and Judith, married Marguerite Lauzon, daughter of Gilles and Marie, in Montreal, Quebec on 23rd November 1672 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Antoine Fortier, son of Noel and Marie, married Marie-Madeleine Cadieu, daughter of Charles and Madeleine, in Quebec on 21st November 1677 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fortier Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Jeanne Fortier who married Joseph Pilet in Quebec in 1700
  • Antoine Fortier, son of Etienne and Marguerite, married Marie-Catherine Juillet, daughter of Charles and Catherine, in Montreal, Quebec on 3rd February 1706 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Antoine Fortier, son of Antoine and Marie-Madeleine, married Madeleine Noel, daughter of François and Nicole, in Saint-Laurent-de-lîle-d'Orléans, Quebec on 3rd February 1706 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Michel Fortier, son of Antoine and Marie-Madeleine, married Angélique Manseau, daughter if Jacques and Marguerite, in Saint-Laurent-de-lîle-d'Orléans, Quebec on 19th November 1708 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Jean-Baptiste Fortier, son of Antoine and Marie-Madeleine, married Madeleine Ruel, daughter of Clément and Marguerite, in Saint-Laurent, Quebec on 15th October 1708 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fortier Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Antoine Fortier who married Marie-Madeleine Cadieu in Quebec and had 1 daughter and 5 sons
  • Louis Fortier who married Madelaine Moyson in Quebec and had 6 daughters and 3 sons

Contemporary Notables of the name Fortier (post 1700)


  • Brigadier-General Louis Joseph Fortier (1892-1974), American Member United Nations Military Staff Committee (1945-1946) [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, February 29) Louis Fortier. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Fortier/Louis_Joseph/USA.html
  • Norman J. Fortier, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Army Air Forces, during World War II, credited with 5.83 aerial victories
  • Marianne Fortier (b. 1993), Canadian Genie nominated child actress
  • D'Iberville Fortier OC (1926-2006), Canadian diplomat, the third Commissioner of Official Languages (1984 to 1991)
  • Achille Fortier (1864-1939), Canadian composer and music educator
  • David Edward Fortier (b. 1951), Canadian former NHL ice hockey player
  • Marc Fortier (b. 1966), Canadian former NHL ice hockey centre
  • Michael M. Fortier (b. 1962), former Canadian Minister of International Trade and a former Conservative senator
  • Herbert Fortier (1867-1949), Canadian actor of the silent era
  • Claude Fortier CC (1921-1986), Canadian physiologist inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame in 1998
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

The Fortier Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Turris fortissima virtus
Motto Translation: Virtue is a tower of strength to me.


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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  3. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, February 29) Louis Fortier. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Fortier/Louis_Joseph/USA.html


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