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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. 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. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    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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