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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

What did your Force ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Annuitant

    7%
  • Auctioneer (4 Men 1 Boy)

    4%
  • Builder

    4%
  • Cant Work

    4%

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

Force Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Force. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Force 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Force. 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 Force. For the veterans among your Force ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Force Life Expectancy

What is the average Force lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Force 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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