Vorst Family History

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Vorst Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: topographic name for someone who lived in a forest or occupational name for someone who worked in one, from Middle Low German vorst ‘forest’.

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

Similar surnames: Forst, Borst, Dorst, Horst, Post, Port, Ort, Cort, Hurst, Ost

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Vorst Family Origin

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Vorst Family Occupations

What did your Vorst ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Parish Priest was the top reported job for people in the CA named Vorst.

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Parish Priest

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

Vorst Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Vorst. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vorst 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 748 immigration records available for the last name Vorst. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Vorst. For the veterans among your Vorst ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Vorst Life Expectancy

What is the average Vorst lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2003, in the United States, Vorst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Vorst in 1948 was 38, and 73 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Vorst

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Vorst 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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