When Deborah Fort was born on 11 May 1763, in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Johannes Abrahamse Fort, was 46 and her mother, Rebecca Ostrander, was 34. She married Casparus Cornelius Westervelt on 30 January 1785, in Dutchess, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She died in 1867, in New York, United States, at the age of 104.
French, Walloon, English, and Catalan: nickname from Old French, Middle English, Catalan fort ‘strong, brave’ (from Latin fortis). Compare Lefort .
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 .
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 .