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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.

Fortunat Early Origins



The surname Fortunat was first found in Guyenne.

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Fortunat Spelling Variations


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Fortunat Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Lafortune, Fortune, Fortuné, Fortunat, Fortunade and many more.

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Fortunat Early History


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Fortunat Early History



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.

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Fortunat Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fortunat Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. 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. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
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    The Fortunat Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fortunat 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 13 September 2011 at 20:28.

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