Forshaw Family History

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Forshaw Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from a place so called, perhaps Forshaw Heath in Solihull, Warwickshire, although the modern distribution is much further north.

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


Similar surnames: Kershaw, Forsha, Henshaw, Gorham, Worsham, Fordham, Forth, Warshaw

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Forshaw Family Origin

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Forshaw Family Occupations

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  • Engineer

    17%
  • Farmer

    17%
  • Keeping House

    17%
  • Laborer

    17%

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In 1880, the most common Forshaw occupation in the USA was Engineer. 17% of Forshaw's were Engineers. Engineer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Forshaw. A less common occupation for the Forshaw family was Laborer.

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Forshaw Life Expectancy

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