Foran Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fuartháin ‘descendant of Fuarthán’, a personal name derived from fuar ‘cold’. (The word fuarán also means ‘spring’ or ‘pool’.) The form Fuarthán was understood as fuarathán ‘cold little ford’, and the name has thus sometimes been translated as Ford. See Forand.

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


Similar surnames: Toran, Forhan, Horan, Moran, Boran, Folan, Doran, Oran, Solan, Gogan

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Foran Family Origin

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Foran Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Cultivateur

    10%
  • Farmerson

    9%
  • Servant

    7%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Foran family was Servant. Farmer, Cultivateur and Farmerson were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Foran. The most common Foran occupation in Canada was Farmer. 26% of Foran's were Farmers.

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Foran Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, Foran life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Foran in 1952 was 47, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Foran

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