Forbus Family History

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Forbus Name Meaning

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

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

Similar surnames: Forbis, Forbush, Forbes, Forbess, Furbush, Fogus, Fobes, Fobbs

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Forbus Family Origin

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Forbus Family Occupations

What did your Forbus ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Forbus. 15% of Forbus men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Forbus women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Forbus were Operator and Frame Spinner

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farming
  • Operator

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Cook
  • Seamstress
  • Frame Spinner

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

Forbus Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Forbus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Forbus 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 221 immigration records available for the last name Forbus. 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 Forbus. For the veterans among your Forbus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Forbus Life Expectancy

What is the average Forbus lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Forbus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Forbus in 1959 was 53, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Forbus

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Forbus 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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