Forkum Family History

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Forkum Name Meaning

Origin uncertain; perhaps an altered form of Irish Forkin. This name is found chiefly in TN; there is also a large family in Paragould, AR.

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


Similar surnames: Corkum, Fortun, Gorum, Forkin, Orum, Forbes, Morken, Fork, Forino

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Forkum Family Origin

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Forkum Family Occupations

What did your Forkum ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Forkum family was Millinery & Dress. The most common Forkum occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Forkum's were Farmers. Farmer, Ex-Policeman and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Forkum.

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Ex-Policeman

    9%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Millinery & Dress

    9%

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Forkum Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Forkum Life Expectancy

What is the average Forkum lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Forkum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Forkum in 1964 was 76, and 57 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Forkum 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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