Foreman Family History

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Foreman Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Forman 1 and 2. Respelling of North German Formann, a variant of Fuhrmann.

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

Similar surnames: Boreman, Moreman, Forsman, Furman, Forman, Borman, Hortman, Foresman

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Foreman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Foreman name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Foreman. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • France


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Foreman Family Origin

Where is the Foreman family from?

Foreman Family Occupations

What did your Foreman ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Foreman occupation in Canada was Farmer. 35% of Foreman's were Farmers. Farmer, Servant and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Foreman. A less common occupation for the Foreman family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Servant

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


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

Foreman Historical Records

What Foreman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 281,000 census records available for the last name Foreman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Foreman 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Foreman. 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 30,000 military records available for the last name Foreman. For the veterans among your Foreman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Foreman Life Expectancy

What is the average Foreman lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Foreman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Foreman in 1941 was 25, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Foreman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Foreman 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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