Force Name Meaning

English: variant of Fosse. There has been some confusion with northwestern English force in the sense of ‘waterfall’, it is possible that the surname may also have arisen as a topographic name for someone living by a waterfall.French: topographic name for someone who lived by a fortress or stronghold, Old French force, Late Latin fortia, a derivative of fortis ‘strong’ (see Fort). There are several places named with this word (for example in Aude, and baronial lands in the Dordogne), and it may also be a habitational name from any of these.

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


Similar surnames: Forge, Forte, Fosse, Furse, Forni, Forde, Ponce, Corte, Fonte, Porte

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Force Family Origin

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Force Family Occupations

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  • Annuitant

    7%
  • Auctioneer (4 Men 1 Boy)

    4%
  • Builder

    4%
  • Cant Work

    4%

In 1881, Annuitant, Auctioneer (4 Men 1 Boy) and Builder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Force. A less common occupation for the Force family was Cant Work. The most common Force occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 7% of Force's were Annuitants.

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Force Life Expectancy

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Between 1949 and 2004, Force life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Force in 1949 was 41, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Force

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