The surname Leforte was first found in Gascony (French: Gascogne), an area of southwest France bordering
, that was part of the "Province of Guyenne and Gascony" prior to the French Revolution, where this eminent family held a
since ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leforte research.Another 991 words (71 lines of text) covering the years 1093, 1154, 1224, 1259, 1305, 1363, 1451, 1452, 1563, 1630, 1744, 1762, 1781, 1487, 1474, 1655, 1699 and 1695 are included under the topic Early Leforte History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
of this family name include: Durfort, Durforte, Durfaurre, Deforte, Duforte, Desforte, Dufaute, Defaute, Durfort, Lefort, Dufortes, Desfortes, Fort, Forte and many more.
Notable amongst the family at this time was Jean de Durfort, Lord of Duras, Blanquefort and Villandrau, Mayor of Bordeaux in 1487, followed Charles VIII in the conquest of the Kingdom of Naples in 1474 and Louis... Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Leforte Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Fort settled in Maryland in 1685; Francis Fort settled in Virginia in 1736; Claude Fort settled in Louisiana in 1756; Lewis
Emanuel Fort settled in Philadelphia in 1804.