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Forrester Family History

Forrester Name Meaning
English: occupational or topographic name, from a derivative of Forrest.

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

751,057 Historical Documents with Forrester on Ancestry
162,072 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
15,641 Military Records
20,201 Immigration Records
100,547 Census and Voter Lists
452,596 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Forrester Families

  • Number of Forrester families
     375 - 748
     126 - 374
     1 - 125
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Forrester families
     268 - 534
     90 - 267
     1 - 89
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Forrester census records

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Census records can tell you little-known facts about your ancestors such as birthplace, occupation and value of personal estate.

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Forrester Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry. You can find out where the majority of the Forrester families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Forrester Emigration Information (US)

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Forrester families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to emigration records dating from that era.

Emigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Forrester Family Occupations

from 1881 UK Census Data

Forrester census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Forrester ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Military Service by Forrester

Did the Forresters fight in a war? Military records can tell you a lot about your ancestors including birthplace, occupation and even physical descriptions.

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