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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 1881, a less common occupation for the Forkin family was Charwoman. The most common Forkin occupation in the UK was Labourer. 20% of Forkin's were Labourers. Labourer, Bricklayers Labourer and Bricklayers Labr were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Forkin.

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  • Labourer

    20%
  • Bricklayers Labourer

    7%
  • Bricklayers Labr

    7%
  • Charwoman

    7%

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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 642 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 1,000 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

What is the average Forkin lifespan?

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Forkin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Forkin 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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