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The surname Fortin was first found in Orléanais, where they held a family seat at De Fortan, a village in the department of Loire, in the arrondisement of Vendome.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Fortin, Forttin, Fortain, Forttain, Fortein, Forttein, Fortaing, Forttaing, Fortaine, Forttaine, Forting, Fortting, Forteins, Fortteins, Fortains, Forttains, Phortin, Phorttin, Phortain, Phorttain, Phortein, Phorttein, Phortaing, Phorttaing, Phortaine, Phorttaine, Phorting, Phortting, Phorteins, Phortteins, Phortains and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fortin research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1590, 1621, and 1817 are included under the topic Early Fortin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fortin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • François Fortin, of the branch of the family in Brittany, who emigrated to New France in 1617
  • Julien Fortin dit Bellefontaine, of Maine arrived in New France in 1649
  • Louis Fortin, who arrived from Normandy in New France in 1672
  • Robert Fortin, who landed in Maryland in 1675

Fortin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Marin Fortin, of the branch of the family in Maine, who settled in New France in 1719
  • Anne Fortin, who came to Boston in 1763
  • Julien Fortin, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1763

Fortin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Fortin aged 25, who settled in New York in 1822
  • Samuel Fortin, who settled in Philadelphia in 1842
  • F. Fortin, who settled in San Francisco in 1853
  • Robert Fortin, who settled in Philadelphia in 1871
  • Desiree Fortin, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1895

Fortin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Emelie Fortin, aged 28, who settled in America, in 1907
  • Gustave Fortin, aged 42, who settled in America from Paris, France, in 1911
  • Arturo Fortin, aged 18, who landed in America from Colwyn Bay, North Wales, in 1913
  • Baptiste Fortin, aged 20, who emigrated to America, in 1918
  • Damion T. Fortin, aged 51, who emigrated to the United States, in 1918
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Fortin Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Barbe Fortin, who was married to Pierre Gagnon in Quebec in 1669

Fortin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Louis Fortin, who married Anne Bossé in Quebec in 1714

Fortin Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Alfred Fortin, aged 62, who emigrated to Frazerville, Canada, in 1911
  • George Fortin, aged 29, who settled in St. John's, Quebec, in 1913
  • J. E. Fortin, aged 45, who settled in Quebec, Canada, in 1913
  • Joseph Fortin, aged 47, who settled in Outremont, Canada, in 1913
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  • Jean Fortin, American writer
  • Major-General Louis-Alexandre-Fernand Fortin (1889-1949), French General in World War II
  • André "Dédé" Fortin (1962-2000), Canadian leader and singer of the Québec band Les Colocs and an important figure in the history of Quebec music
  • André-Gilles Fortin (1943-1977), Canadian politician in the 1970s
  • Jean-Francois Fortin (b. 1979), Canadian professional NHL hockey player from Laval, Quebec
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    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
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