Fornes Family History

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Fornes Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of the twelve farmsteads so named, from either Old Norse fura ‘pine’ or for ‘foremost’, ‘front’ + nes ‘headland’, ‘promontory’ (the latter etymology suggests a headland jutting out farther than others near it). Catalan (Fornés): respelling of Forners, either an occupational or a topographic name from the plural of Forner 2.

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

Similar surnames: Farnes, Furness, Forbes, Tornes, Forner, Horner, Forni, Cordes, Horne

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Fornes Family Origin

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Fornes Family Occupations

What did your Fornes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Fornes. 25% of Fornes men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Fornes women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fornes were Carpenter and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
  • Laborer
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper

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

Fornes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Fornes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fornes 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 Fornes. 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 545 military records available for the last name Fornes. For the veterans among your Fornes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fornes Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Fornes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Fornes in 1957 was 61, and 83 in 2004.

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