Forness Family History

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Forness Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of Fornes or Furness.

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


Similar surnames: Garness, Furniss, Forbess, Forbus, Furnish, Fones, Holness, Forest

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Forness Family Origin

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Forness Family Occupations

What did your Forness ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Hotel Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Forness. The most common Forness occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Forness's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Forness family was Labor.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    20%
  • Hotel Keeper

    10%
  • Labor

    10%

United States shown, Canada data unavailable

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

Forness Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Forness Life Expectancy

What is the average Forness lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Forness life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Forness in 1960 was 51, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Forness

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Forness 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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