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Forgie Family History

Forgie Name Meaning

Scottish: of uncertain origin. Black suggests it could be a habitational name from a place so named near Montrose or alternatively from an altered form of the personal name Fergie, a pet form of Fergus.

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


Similar surnames: Bogie, Forge, Forte, Sorlie, Norrie, Fowlie, Dargie, Forni, Corrie

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Where is the Forgie family from?

You can see how Forgie families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Forgie family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Forgie families were found in and Scotland in 1841and Scotland in 1851and Scotland in 1861and Scotland in 1871and Scotland in 1881and Scotland in 1891and Scotland in 1901. In 1911 there were 75 Forgie families living in Ontario. This was about 58% of all the recorded Forgie's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Forgie families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Forgie surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Forgie ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Forgie. 47% of Forgie men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Forgie women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Forgie were Manufacturer and Housework.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    47%
  • Clerk
    16%
  • Miner
    16%
  • Manufacturer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    34%
  • Housewife
    23%
  • Nurse
    23%
  • Housework
    23%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Forgie. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Forgie census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Forgie. 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 Cards

There are 876 military records available for the last name Forgie. For the veterans among your Forgie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Forgie lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Forgie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Forgie in 1963 was 78, and 74 in 2004.

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