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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. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    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. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    10. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    11. ...

    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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