Early Origins of the Fortunes family
East Lothian in Roxburghshire where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Fortunes family
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Early Notables of the Fortunes family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fortunes family to Ireland
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Migration of the Fortunes family to the New World and Oceana
The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Fortunes surname who came to North America were: 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..
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