Origins Available: French
Noble surnames, such as Fortunat, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Fortunat, which is a local
surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful Guyenne region of France. 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 Fortunat family originally lived in Guyenne.
Early Origins of the Fortunat family
The surname Fortunat was first found in Guyenne.
Early History of the Fortunat family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fortunat research.Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1822, 1859, 1860, 1871, and 1875 are included under the topic Early Fortunat History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Fortunat Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Lafortune, Fortune, Fortuné, Fortunat, Fortunade and many more.
Early Notables of the Fortunat family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the name was Henry Sixte-Casse Fortuné, born in 1822 in Cabannes or, perhaps, in Nimes. A dealer in fine leather goods, he lived in Carcassonne where he became involved... Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fortunat Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Fortunat family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Fortunat Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Franz Fortunat, aged 47, who emigrated to America from Garz, in 1892
- Anunziata Fortunat, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1896
Fortunat Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Giuseppe Fortunat, aged 40, who landed in America from Stefandsoni, in 1907