Forst Family History

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Forst Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived in or near a royal forest or an occupational name for someone who worked in one, from Middle High German forst ‘forest’. Czech (Foršt): from German (see 1).

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

Similar surnames: Vorst, Fort, Foret, Borst, Dorst, Forrest, Furst, Most, Forcht, Horst

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Forst Family Origin

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Forst Family Occupations

What did your Forst ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Dressmaker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Forst. 24% of Forst men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Forst women worked as a Dressmaker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Forst were Labourer and Journalier

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Foreman
  • Laborer
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Dressmaker
  • Farmer
  • Hon
  • Journalier

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

Forst Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Forst. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Forst 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Forst. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Forst. For the veterans among your Forst ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Forst Life Expectancy

What is the average Forst lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Forst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Forst in 1952 was 67, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Forst

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Forst 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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