Foreman Family History

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Foreman Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Forman 1 and 2. Respelling of North German Formann, a variant of Fuhrmann.

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

Similar surnames: Boreman, Moreman, Forsman, Furman, Forman, Borman, Hortman, Foresman

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Foreman Family Origin

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Foreman Family Occupations

What did your Foreman ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Foreman. 2% of Foreman men worked as a General Labourer and 53% of Foreman women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Foreman were Builders Labourer and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Farm Labourer
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper

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

Foreman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 281,000 census records available for the last name Foreman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Foreman 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Foreman. 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 30,000 military records available for the last name Foreman. For the veterans among your Foreman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Foreman Life Expectancy

What is the average Foreman lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Foreman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Foreman in 1941 was 25, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Foreman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Foreman 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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