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