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Fortuna Name Meaning

Italian, Spanish, Catalan, and Portuguese: from fortuna ‘chance’, ‘luck’, possibly applied as a nickname for a gambler or lucky person or in some cases as a continuation of the Late Latin personal name. Slovenian: nickname from Latin fortuna ‘fate’, ‘luck’, probably denoting a lucky person (see 1). Slovenian: shortened form of the personal name Fortunat, Latin Fortunatus (see Fortunato).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Fortun, Fortune, Fontana, Fortunato, Forino, Portera, Ortuno, Fortino

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You can see how Fortuna families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fortuna family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Fortuna families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 11 Fortuna families living in London. This was about 44% of all the recorded Fortuna's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Fortuna families in 1891.
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What did your Fortuna ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Fortuna. 100% of Fortuna women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Passenger Lists

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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Fortuna. For the veterans among your Fortuna ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fortuna lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Fortuna life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Fortuna in 1955 was 50, and 78 in 2004.

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