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Forman Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a keeper of swine, Middle English foreman, from Old English for ‘hog’, ‘pig’ + mann ‘man’. English: status name for a leader or spokesman for a group, from Old English fore ‘before’, ‘in front’ + mann ‘man’. The word is attested in this sense from the 15th century, but is not used specifically for the leader of a gang of workers before the late 16th century. Czech and Jewish (from Bohemia, Moravia): occupational name for a carter, Czech forman, a loanword from German.

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


Similar surnames: Dorman, Farman, Gorman, Furman, Norman, Florman, Orman, German, Organ

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Forman Family Origin

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Forman Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Attends School

    10%
  • Pecheur

    7%
  • Brick Mason

    5%

In 1881, the most common Forman occupation in Canada was Farmer. 31% of Forman's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Forman family was Brick Mason. Farmer, Attends School and Pecheur were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Forman.

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Forman Historical Records

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Forman Life Expectancy

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