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Forse Name Meaning

English (Somerset and Avon): variant of Fosse. Americanized form of French Fortier.

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


Similar surnames: Forsey, Fouse, Force, Morse, Forsee, Fosse, Forte, Folse, Forge

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Where is the Forse family from?

You can see how Forse families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Forse family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Forse families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 54 Forse families living in Gloucestershire. This was about 23% of all the recorded Forse's in United Kingdom. Gloucestershire had the highest population of Forse families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Forse surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Forse ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Retired and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Forse. 34% of Forse men worked as a Retired and 88% of Forse women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Forse were Wood Machinist and Domestic Unpaid. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Retired
    34%
  • Master Tailor (retired)
    14%
  • Bus Conductor
    14%
  • Wood Machinist
    14%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    88%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Ladies Hairdresser
    2%
  • Domestic Unpaid
    2%
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What Forse family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Forse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Forse census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 880 immigration records available for the last name Forse. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Forse. For the veterans among your Forse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Forse lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Forse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Forse in 1951 was 38, and 80 in 2004.

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