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Noble surnames, such as lafortune, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name lafortune, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful Guyenne region of France. In France, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The lafortune family originally lived in Guyenne.

lafortune Early Origins



The surname lafortune was first found in Guyenne.

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lafortune Spelling Variations


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lafortune Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Lafortune, Fortune, Fortuné, Fortunat, Fortunade and many more.

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lafortune Early History


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lafortune Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lafortune research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1822, 1859, 1860, 1871, and 1875 are included under the topic Early lafortune History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lafortune Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lafortune Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the name was Henry Sixte-Casse Fortuné, born in 1822 in Cabannes or, perhaps, in Nimes. A dealer in fine leather goods, he lived in Carcassonne where he became involved...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lafortune Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

lafortune Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Claude LaFortune, aged 28, arrived in Canada in 1643
  • Jean LaFortune, aged 14, landed in Canada in 1643
  • Marin Lafortune, who was married in Quebec in 1649
  • Etienne Lafortune married in Fort-Saint-Louis, Quebec in 1670
  • Claude Lafortune married in Pointe-aux-Trembles in 1692

lafortune Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • François Lafortune married in l'Ange-Gardien in 1737

lafortune Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Morin LaFortune, who arrived in Canada in 1848
  • Francois LaFortune, who landed in Montreal in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name lafortune (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name lafortune (post 1700)



  • Robert J. LaFortune, American Republican politician, Mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1970-78; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1972
  • Ethel A. LaFortune, American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1951; Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Lapeer County, 1952
  • Felicity LaFortune (b. 1954), American television actress

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    9. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The lafortune Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lafortune 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 1 February 2016 at 09:40.

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