Fortesque is a variant spelling of Fortescue, an English surname which originally derived as a nickname for a brave and valiant warrior which comes from Old French fort-escu “strong shield”, made up from fort (strong, brave, powerful) via Latin fortis, fortem (strong) derived from a PIE root word; and escu (shield) via Latin scutum (shield) which also derives from a PIE root word.

Nicknames: Fort

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



  • Fortescue (English)
  • Fortescu (English)
  • Fortesquieu (English)
  • Foskew (English)


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