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Forton Early Origins



The surname Forton was first found in the Rhineland, where this family was a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always influential in social affairs, the name Fort became an integral part of that turbulent region as it forged alliances with other families within the region and the nation.

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Forton Spelling Variations


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Forton Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Fort, Forte, Forten, Fortern, Fortberger, Forteau, Fortema, Fortemps, Forter, Fortin, Fortner, Forton and many more.

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Forton Early History


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Forton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Forton research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1698, 1720 and 1817 are included under the topic Early Forton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Forton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Forton Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Forton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Anton Forte, who came to Veragua in 1535; Jeronima Fortuna, who settled in New Granada in 1553-1554; Jo Forten, who came to New England in 1635; John Forten, who settled in Massachusetts in 1635.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    2. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    4. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    5. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    6. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

    The Forton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Forton Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 4 October 2012 at 07:45.

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