Early Origins of the Fortunatus family
The surname Fortunatus was first found in Florence (Italian: Firenze), originally the capital of Tuscany
, then capital of the kingdom of Italy. On the River Arno there are numerous Florentine Churches, Museums, Galleries. It dates back to 313 A.D. The history is complex and turbulent. The de' Medici family are the notables. They were expelled in 1494 but they returned in 1512, out in 1527 and then returned. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.
Early History of the Fortunatus family
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Fortunatus Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Fortuna, Fortunato, Fortuni, Infortuna, Fortunio, Fortunati, Fortunat, Fortugno, Fortunio, Fortunius and many more.
Early Notables of the Fortunatus family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fortunatus family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Anunziata Fortunat, aged 21, who arrived at Ellis Island
, in 1896; Franz Fortunat, aged 47, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Garz, in 1892; and Giuseppe Fortunat, aged 40, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Stefandsoni, in 1907..