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Forni Family History

Forni Name Meaning

Italian: from forno ‘oven’ Late Latin furnus hence an occupational name for a baker a topographic name for someone who lived near a bread oven or a habitational name from any of numerous minor places called with this word.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Ford, Forti, Horn, Torno, Forth, Forst, Fornes, Furno, Forgie, Font

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Where is the Forni family from?

You can see how Forni families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Forni family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Forni families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Forni family living in Alberta. This was 100% of all the recorded Forni's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Forni families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Forni surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Forni ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Forni. 28% of Forni men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Forni women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Forni were Meat Cutter and Bookkeeper. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Meat Cutter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Forni. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Forni census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Forni. 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 Cards

There are 844 military records available for the last name Forni. For the veterans among your Forni ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Forni lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Forni life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Forni in 1941 was 39, and 77 in 2004.

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