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Forbis Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Scottish Forbes, reflecting the traditional pronunciation as two syllables.

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


Similar surnames: Forbus, Forbess, Forbes, Forbush, Fobbs, Fobes, Corbit, Dobis, Morris

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Forbis Family Origin

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Forbis Family Occupations

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  • General Lab Widow

    17%
  • Labourer

    17%
  • Railway Fencer

    17%
  • Railway Surfaceman

    17%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Forbis family was Railway Surfaceman. General Lab Widow, Labourer and Railway Fencer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Forbis. The most common Forbis occupation in the UK was General Lab Widow. 17% of Forbis's were General Lab Widows.

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Forbis Historical Records

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Forbis Life Expectancy

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