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Fortun Early Origins



The surname Fortun was first found in East Lothian in Roxburghshire where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Fortun Spelling Variations


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Fortun Spelling Variations



Although the name, Fortun, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Fortune, Fortun and others.

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Fortun Early History


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Fortun Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fortun research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1200 and 1296 are included under the topic Early Fortun History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fortun Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fortun Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Fortun In Ireland


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Fortun In Ireland



Some of the Fortun family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included 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



Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlanti c. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Fortun family name Fortun, or who bore a variation of the surname were

Fortun Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Antonio Fortun, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1843
  • Gabriel Fortun, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1843
  • Santiago Fortun, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1843
  • Jose Maria Fortun, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1851

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Fortun Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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    The Fortun Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fortun 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 7 March 2014 at 13:41.

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