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Forcht Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived by a pine forest, from Middle High German vohre ‘pine’ (Old High German foraha).

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

Similar surnames: Feucht, Horch, Forst, Forsch, Forth, Ferch, Fort, Focht, Foret, Force

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Where is the Forcht family from?

You can see how Forcht families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Forcht family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Forcht families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there was 1 Forcht family living in Rutland. This was 100% of all the recorded Forcht's in United Kingdom. Rutland had the highest population of Forcht families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Forcht surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Forcht ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Forcht. 48% of Forcht men worked as a Laborer and 40% of Forcht women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Forcht were New Worker and Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Machinist
  • Manager
  • New Worker

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Forcht. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Forcht census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 207 immigration records available for the last name Forcht. 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 Cards

There are 440 military records available for the last name Forcht. For the veterans among your Forcht ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Forcht lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Forcht life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Forcht in 1962 was 82, and 67 in 2004.

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