Last name: FORTUNE

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FORTUNE : This last name is indexed 89,046 times on Geneanet!

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FORTUNE : 1: English: from Anglo-Norman French fortin a diminutive of Old French fort ‘strong’. Compare Fortin 1.2: English: from the Latin personal name Fortunus or a variant of Forton.3: Scottish: habitational name from East and West Fortune in Athelstaneford East Lothian probably so named from Old English fōr ‘hog pig’ + tūn ‘settlement enclosure’. John de Fortun was servant to the abbot of Kelso c. 1200. This name also became established in Ireland from an early date and was Gaelicized there as Ó Foirtchcheirn.4: Altered form of French Fortin.5: French (Fortuné): from the personal name Fortuné a vernacular form of the Late Latin personal name Fortunatus meaning ‘prosperous happy’.6: Americanized form of Italian Slovenian and Croatian Fortuna or Norwegian and Slovenian Fortun.7: Americanized form of Dutch Fortuin: from fortuin ‘luck fortune’ a topographic or habitational name referring to a house named with this word.

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