Foerst Family History

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Foerst Name Meaning

German: shortened form of Foerster or Förstner (see Forster 1).

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


Similar surnames: Ferst, Foist, Fuerst, Oberst, First, Yoest, Goers, Forrest, Boerst

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Foerst Family Origin

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Foerst Family Occupations

What did your Foerst ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Foerst family was Gilder. Dealer, Farmer and Gardener were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Foerst. The most common Foerst occupation in the USA was Dealer. 13% of Foerst's were Dealers.

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  • Dealer

    13%
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Gardener

    13%
  • Gilder

    13%

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Foerst ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Foerst Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Foerst. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Foerst 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Foerst. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Foerst. For the veterans among your Foerst ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Foerst Life Expectancy

What is the average Foerst lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Foerst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Foerst in 1961 was 50, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Foerst

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Foerst ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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