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Vorst Family History

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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Where is the Vorst family from?

You can see how Vorst families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vorst family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Vorst families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 8 Vorst families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 35% of all the recorded Vorst's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Vorst families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Vorst surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Vorst ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Vorst. 32% of Vorst men worked as a Farmer and 37% of Vorst women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vorst were Owner and Bookkeeper.

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

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    32%
  • Manager
    8%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Owner
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    37%
  • Stenographer
    28%
  • General Clerk
    19%
  • Bookkeeper
    19%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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