Forehand Family History

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Forehand Name Meaning

Possibly an altered spelling of French Canadian Forand.

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

Similar surnames: Forhan, Foresman, Ferland, Loveland, Boreman, Lormand, Foreman

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Forehand Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Forehand name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Forehand. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Forehand Family Origin

Where is the Forehand family from?

Forehand Family Occupations

What did your Forehand ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Forehand family was Farm Hand. The most common Forehand occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Forehand's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Forehand.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farm Hand


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

Forehand Historical Records

What Forehand family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Forehand. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Forehand 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 497 immigration records available for the last name Forehand. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Forehand. For the veterans among your Forehand ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Forehand Life Expectancy

What is the average Forehand lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Forehand life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Forehand in 1954 was 47, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Forehand

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Forehand 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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