Forrestal Family History

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Forrestal Name Meaning

Irish: according to MacLysaght, from a dialect word meaning ‘paddock’. It was the name of a prominent Anglo-Norman family.

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


Similar surnames: Forrest, Forbes, Forren, Foresta, Forristall, Forrester, Ferrera

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Forrestal Family Origin

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Forrestal Family Occupations

What did your Forrestal ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Forrestal occupation in the UK was Letting Furnished Lodgins (L H K). 100% of Forrestal's were Letting Furnished Lodgins (L H K)s.

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  • Letting Furnished Lodgins (L H K)

    100%

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

Forrestal Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Forrestal Life Expectancy

What is the average Forrestal lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Forrestal life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Forrestal in 1949 was 58, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Forrestal

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Forrestal 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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