Forbis Family History

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Forbis 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: Forbus, Forbess, Forbes, Forbush, Fobbs, Fobes, Corbit, Dobis, Morris

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Forbis Family Origin

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Forbis Family Occupations

What did your Forbis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Forbis. 19% of Forbis men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Forbis women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Forbis were Truck Driver and Operator

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farming
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Maid
  • Operator

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Forbis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Forbis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Forbis 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 456 immigration records available for the last name Forbis. 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 Forbis. For the veterans among your Forbis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Forbis Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Forbis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Forbis in 1944 was 30, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Forbis 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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