Foraker Family History

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Foraker Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Vieregger or Vierecker (see Viereck). Alternatively, it could be an old or altered spelling of English Fouracre, a topographic or status name for someone occupying or owning a holding of four acres.

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

Similar surnames: Frater, Forster, Forer, Fortner, Raker, Raper, Folker, Reker, Fortier

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Foraker Family Origin

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Foraker Family Occupations

What did your Foraker ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Foraker family was Mautean Maker. The most common Foraker occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Foraker's were Farmers. Farmer, Judge-Superior Court and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Foraker.

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  • Farmer

  • Judge-Superior Court

  • Laborer

  • Mautean Maker


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Foraker ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Foraker Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Foraker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Foraker 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 202 immigration records available for the last name Foraker. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Foraker. For the veterans among your Foraker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Foraker Life Expectancy

What is the average Foraker lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Foraker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Foraker in 1955 was 38, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Foraker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Foraker 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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