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Forsch Family History

Forsch Name Meaning

South German (also Försch): topographic name for someone near a forest or in charge of a tree nursery, from Middle High German forst ‘forest’.

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


Similar surnames: Morsch, Dorsch, Horsch, Forst, Fersch, Forcht, Horch, Kirsch, Forth

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Where is the Forsch family from?

You can see how Forsch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Forsch family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Forsch families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 9 Forsch families living in Ontario. This was about 53% of all the recorded Forsch's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Forsch families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Forsch surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Forsch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Forsch. 23% of Forsch men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Forsch women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Forsch were Butcher and Housewife.

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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

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Machinist
    19%
  • Butcher
    14%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Teacher
    20%
  • House Work
    20%
  • Housewife
    20%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Forsch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Forsch 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 830 immigration records available for the last name Forsch. 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 776 military records available for the last name Forsch. For the veterans among your Forsch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Forsch lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Forsch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Forsch in 1956 was 51, and 81 in 2004.

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