Early Origins of the Fortuns family
East Lothian in Roxburghshire where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Fortuns family
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Fortuns Spelling Variations
During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Fortuns occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Fortune, Fortun and others.
Early Notables of the Fortuns family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fortuns family to Ireland
Some of the Fortuns 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.
Migration of the Fortuns family to the New World and Oceana
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Fortuns, or a spelling variation of the surname include: 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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