Last name: FORT

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FORT : This last name is indexed 449,948 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

FORT : 1: French Walloon English and Catalan: nickname from Old French Middle English Catalan fort ‘strong brave’ (from Latin fortis). Compare Lefort.2: French: from Fort a French form of the Latin personal name Fortis (from fortis ‘strong brave’) chosen by early Christians as a symbol of moral strength and steadfastness and borne by an obscure saint whose cult was popular during the Middle Ages in southern and southwestern France. Compare St. Fort.3: French: habitational name from (Le) Fort the name of several places in various parts of France named with Old French fort ‘stronghold’ (from the adjective fort ‘strong’). Compare Lefort.4: Czech (Fořt): variant of Forst.

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