Forness Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GIVE ME ACCESS

Forness Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of Fornes or Furness.

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


Similar surnames: Garness, Furniss, Forbess, Forbus, Furnish, Fones, Holness, Forest

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Forness Family Origin

Where is the Forness family from?

SHOW MORE

Forness Family Occupations

What did your Forness ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Forness ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

SHOW MORE
  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    20%
  • Hotel Keeper

    10%
  • Labor

    10%

United States shown, England data unavailable

In 1880, the most common Forness occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Forness's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Forness family was Labor. Farmer, Laborer and Hotel Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Forness.

Source: Census data for Forness | Data not to scale

Forness Historical Records

What Forness family records will you find?

Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Forness ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Forness

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Forness Life Expectancy

What is the average Forness lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Forness 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.

SHOW MORE

United States

Famous Forness Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)

Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Look up another name