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Forward Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a keeper of swine, from Old English for ‘hog’, ‘pig’ (compare Forman 1) + weard ‘guardian’ (see Ward 1).

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


Similar surnames: Dorward, Coward, Howard, Woodward, Gossard, Forland, Farrar, Gothard

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Forward Family Origin

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Forward Family Occupations

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  • Going To School

    29%
  • Farmer

    14%
  • Agent

    7%
  • Brewer

    7%

In 1881, the most common Forward occupation in Canada was Going To School. 29% of Forward's were Going To Schools. Going To School, Farmer and Agent were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Forward. A less common occupation for the Forward family was Brewer.

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