Forge Name Meaning

English and French: topographic name for someone who lived near a forge or smithy, Middle English, Old French forge (from Latin fabrica ‘workshop’, a derivative of faber ‘smith’, ‘workman’; compare Lefevre). The surname is thus in most cases a metonymic occupational name for a smith or someone employed by a smith.

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


Similar surnames: Force, Lorge, Laforge, Lodge, Porte, Corte, Fosse, Large, Berge

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Forge Family Origin

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Forge Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Factory Hand

    10%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Labourer

    10%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Forge family was Labourer. Farmer, Factory Hand and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Forge. The most common Forge occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Forge's were Farmers.

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Forge Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, Forge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Forge in 1958 was 44, and 70 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Forge

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