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Fork Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: possibly an Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ó Gabhlaigh ‘descendant of Gabhalach’, from gabhlach ‘forked’.

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


Similar surnames: Ford, Turk, Rork, Forck, Look, Bork, Work, Nork, York, Corn

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Fork Family Origin

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Fork Family Occupations

What did your Fork ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fork. A less common occupation for the Fork family was Boiler Maker. The most common Fork occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Fork's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    19%
  • Grocer

    6%
  • Boiler Maker

    3%

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

Fork Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Fork. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fork 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Fork. 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 Fork. For the veterans among your Fork ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fork Life Expectancy

What is the average Fork lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Fork life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Fork in 1964 was 68, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fork

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fork 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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