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Fortune Early Origins



The surname Fortune was first found in East Lothian in Roxburghshire where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Fortune Spelling Variations


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Fortune Spelling Variations



The name Fortune, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Fortune, Fortun and others.

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Fortune Early History


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Fortune Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fortune research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1200 and 1296 are included under the topic Early Fortune History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fortune Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fortune Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Fortune Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fortune In Ireland


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Fortune In Ireland



Some of the Fortune 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



The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlanti c. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Fortune family, or who bore a variation of the surname Fortune were

Fortune Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Eleanor Fortune, who arrived in Maryland in 1662
  • john Fortune, who landed in Maryland in 1662
  • Robert Fortune, who arrived in Maryland in 1669

Fortune Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anthony Fortune who purchased land in Louisiana in 1721 and by the mid-1800's the Fortunes occupied territories in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and San Francisco
  • Henry Fortune, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1730
  • Frantz Fortune, aged 26, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Michael Fortune, aged 22, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Malachi Fortune, aged 19, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fortune Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Fortune, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • Martin Fortune, who landed in New York, NY in 1817
  • James Fortune was a chemist in Huntingdon in 1851
  • James Fortune, who landed in St Clair County in 1857
  • Thomas Fortune, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1857

Fortune Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Fortune, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mr. William Fortune U.E. who settled in Eastern District, Cornwall, Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Fortune Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Fortune arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ida Zeigler" in 1863
  • Alexander Fortune arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Asterope" in 1865
  • Mary Fortune arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Asterope" in 1865
  • Amelia Fortune arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Asterope" in 1865
  • James Fortune, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Dallam Tower" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fortune (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fortune (post 1700)



  • Sonny Fortune (b. 1939), American jazz musician
  • Scott Thomas Fortune (b. 1966), American Olympic gold medalist volleyball player
  • Rose Fortune (1774-1864), African-American Black Loyalist and businesswoman, first female police officer in Canada
  • Jimmy Fortune (b. 1955), American country music singer
  • Jesse Fortune (1930-2009), American Chicago blues singer
  • George La Fortune, American politician, Representative from New York 33rd District, 1950
  • Peter Fortune, American educator and historian
  • Graham Charles Fortune CNZM (1941-2016), New Zealand diplomat and public servant, New Zealand Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva (1987-1990)
  • Achille Victor Fortuné de Vaufreland-Piscatory, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Major-General Sir Victor Morven Fortune KBE, CB, DSO (1883-1949), British Army major general
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Fortune Historic Events


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Fortune Historic Events




Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie)

  • Robert Gerard Fortune (1948-1988), American Insurance Executive from Jackson Heights, New York, America, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died

RMS Titanic

  • Mrs. Mary Fortune, (née McDougald), aged 60, Canadian First Class passenger from Winnipeg, Manitoba who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat 10
  • Miss Alice Elizabeth Fortune, aged 24, Canadian First Class passenger from Winnipeg, Manitoba who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat 10
  • Miss Ethel Flora Fortune, aged 28, Canadian First Class passenger from Winnipeg, Manitoba who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat 10
  • Miss Mabel Helen Fortune, aged 23, Canadian First Class passenger from Winnipeg, Manitoba who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat 10
  • Mr. Charles Alexander Fortune (d. 1912), aged 19, Canadian First Class passenger from Winnipeg, Manitoba who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • ... (Another 1 entries are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. 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. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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The Fortune Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fortune 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 5 October 2016 at 13:06.

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