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Type Surname (from nickname)
Other Forms FormsLefort

Meaning & History

Either a nickname from Old French Middle English Catalan fort "strong brave" (from Latin fortis). Compare Lefort. 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. Or A 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 .
Added 3/10/2023 by Paradiso36