Forkin Family History

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Forkin Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form (quasi-translation) of Gaelic Ó Gabhláin, a name from the diminutive of gabhal ‘fork’. North German: possibly a nickname for a hog farmer or an unkempt person, from Middle Low German verken ‘piglet’.

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

Similar surnames: Larkin, Morken, Harkin, Durkin, Corbin, Orkin, Forman, Sorkin

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Forkin Family Origin

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Forkin Family Occupations

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In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Forkin. 50% of Forkin men worked as a General Labourer and 86% of Forkin women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Forkin were Potato Picker and Cotton Reeler

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Dyers Labourer
  • Potato Picker

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Shop Assistant
  • Cotton Reeler

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

Forkin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Forkin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Forkin 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 620 immigration records available for the last name Forkin. 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 486 military records available for the last name Forkin. For the veterans among your Forkin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Forkin Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Forkin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Forkin in 1953 was 49, and 79 in 2004.

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