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

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  • Coalminer

    25%
  • Dock Labourer

    25%
  • Plasterer

    25%
  • Seamstress

    25%

In 1881, the most common Forney occupation in the UK was Coalminer. 25% of Forney's were Coalminers. Coalminer, Dock Labourer and Plasterer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Forney. A less common occupation for the Forney family was Seamstress.

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Forney Historical Records

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Forney Life Expectancy

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