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 1940, Laborer and House Work were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Forren. 17% of Forren men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Forren women worked as a House Work. Some less common occupations for Americans named Forren were Farm Hand and Book Keeper Typist

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%
  • Farmer
    6%
  • Farm Hand
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • House Work
    17%
  • Housewife
    17%
  • Arderocker Operator
    9%
  • Book Keeper Typist
    9%

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

Forren Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 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 151 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 309 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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