Forbess Family History

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Forbess Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Scottish Forbes, reflecting the traditional pronunciation as two syllables.

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


Similar surnames: Forbis, Forbes, Forbus, Forbush, Fobes, Torrens, Forest, Forness

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Forbess Family Origin

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Forbess Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    53%
  • Keeping House

    12%
  • Carpenter & Barber

    6%
  • Dry Good

    6%

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In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter & Barber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Forbess. A less common occupation for the Forbess family was Dry Good. The most common Forbess occupation in the USA was Farmer. 53% of Forbess's were Farmers.

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Forbess Historical Records

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Forbess Life Expectancy

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