Forney Family History

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Forney Name Meaning

Of German origin (also found in Alsace and French Switzerland): perhaps a variant of Farner. Compare Fahrni. The surname is also found in England and could be a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place. Compare Farney, Furney.

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

Similar surnames: Farney, Furney, Forrey, Horney, Corney, Torney, Forcey, Fortney

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Forney Family Origin

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Forney Family Occupations

What did your Forney ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Forney.

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Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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

Forney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Forney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Forney 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 Forney. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Forney. For the veterans among your Forney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Forney Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Forney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Forney in 1941 was 57, and 74 in 2004.

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