Forren Family History

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Forren Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead in Trøndelag, so named from a river name derived from a word meaning ‘hollow’, ‘gorge’.

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


Similar surnames: Farren, Morken, Fornes, Porten, Norden, Forcey, Ouren, Warren, Forton

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Forren Family Origin

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Forren Family Occupations

What did your Forren ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Forren family was Keeping House. The most common Forren occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Forren's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Forren.

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Farming

    13%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%

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Forren Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Forren Life Expectancy

What is the average Forren lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2003, in the United States, Forren life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Forren in 1964 was 57, and 63 in 2003.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Forren 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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