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

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In 1881, the most common Forst occupation in Canada was Labourer. 40% of Forst's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Forst family was Mill Hand. Labourer and Pauper were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Forst.

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  • Labourer

    40%
  • Pauper

    40%
  • Mill Hand

    20%

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Forst Historical Records

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Forst Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, 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.

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