Forrey Family History

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Forrey Name Meaning

English: unexplained; perhaps a respelling of the southern French name Faure, which was taken to England as early as the 13th century.

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


Similar surnames: Forney, Forsey, Forkey, Forcey, Forrest, Forgey, Corney, Morley

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Forrey Family Origin

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Forrey Family Occupations

What did your Forrey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and House Work were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Forrey. 29% of Forrey men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Forrey women worked as a House Work. Some less common occupations for Americans named Forrey were Clerk and Waitress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • House Work
    17%
  • Housework
    13%
  • Maid
    13%
  • Waitress
    13%

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

Forrey Historical Records

What Forrey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Forrey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Forrey 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 293 immigration records available for the last name Forrey. 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 643 military records available for the last name Forrey. For the veterans among your Forrey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Forrey Life Expectancy

What is the average Forrey lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Forrey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Forrey in 1957 was 44, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Forrey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Forrey 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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