Forge Family History

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Forge Name Meaning

English and French: topographic name for someone who lived near a forge or smithy, Middle English, Old French forge (from Latin fabrica ‘workshop’, a derivative of faber ‘smith’, ‘workman’; compare Lefevre). The surname is thus in most cases a metonymic occupational name for a smith or someone employed by a smith.

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

Similar surnames: Force, Lorge, Laforge, Lodge, Porte, Corte, Fosse, Large, Berge

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Forge Family Origin

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Forge Family Occupations

What did your Forge ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Forge. 20% of Forge men worked as a Builders Labourer and 75% of Forge women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Forge were Incapacitated and Shorthand Typist

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Builders Labourer
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Schoolmaster
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Shorthand Typist

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

Forge Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Forge. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Forge 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Forge. 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 Forge. For the veterans among your Forge ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Forge Life Expectancy

What is the average Forge lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Forge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Forge in 1958 was 44, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Forge

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Forge 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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