Forsythe Family History

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Forsythe Name Meaning

Scottish: from an Anglicized form of the Gaelic personal name Fearsithe, composed of the elements fear ‘man’ + sith ‘peace’. Some early forms with prepositions, as for example William de Fersith (Edinburgh 1365), seem to point to an alternative origin as a habitational name, but no place name of suitable form is known. The spelling Forsythe is associated chiefly with northern Ireland.

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

Similar surnames: Forsyth, North, Forte, Garthe, Furse, Forston, Forth, Fordyce, Fosse

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Forsythe Family Origin

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Forsythe Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

  • Student

  • Servant

  • Farmer Son


In 1881, a less common occupation for the Forsythe family was Farmer Son. Farmer, Student and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Forsythe. The most common Forsythe occupation in Canada was Farmer. 46% of Forsythe's were Farmers.

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Forsythe Life Expectancy

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