Fodness Family History

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Fodness Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from either of two farmsteads so named, from Old Norse Fornesjar ‘protruding mountain’ from for ‘front’, ‘foremost’ + nesjar, plural of nes ‘headland’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Fadness, Fornes, Furness, Osness, Rogness, Otness, Garness, Likness

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Fodness Family Origin

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Fodness Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Fodness occupation in the USA was Farmer. 100% of Fodness's were Farmers.

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Fodness Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Fodness. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fodness census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 33 immigration records available for the last name Fodness. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 91 military records available for the last name Fodness. For the veterans among your Fodness ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fodness Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Fodness life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Fodness in 1962 was 75, and 79 in 2004.

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