Forland Family History

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Forland Name Meaning

English: apparently a habitational name from North or South Foreland in Kent, both named in Old English as ‘promontory’ (fore + land).

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

Similar surnames: Norland, Borland, Morland, Hoyland, Harland, Folland, Moreland

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Forland Family Origin

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Forland Family Occupations

What did your Forland ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Forland occupation in the USA was Clerk In Store. 33% of Forland's were Clerk In Stores. A less common occupation for the Forland family was Placer Miner. Clerk In Store and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Forland.

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  • Clerk In Store

  • Farmer

  • Placer Miner


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

Forland Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Forland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Forland 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Forland. 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 216 military records available for the last name Forland. For the veterans among your Forland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Forland Life Expectancy

What is the average Forland lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Forland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Forland in 1963 was 77, and 70 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Forland

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Forland 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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