Forsell Family History

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Forsell Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name from fors ‘waterfall’ + -ell, a common suffix of Swedish surnames taken from the Latin adjectival ending -elius.

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

Similar surnames: Bursell, Torell, Rosell, Norell, Nordell, Thorsell, Norrell, Cornell

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Forsell Family Origin

Where is the Forsell family from?

Forsell Family Occupations

What did your Forsell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Independent Lady, Lambswool Spinner and Retired Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Forsell. A less common occupation for the Forsell family was Shoe Finisher. The most common Forsell occupation in the UK was Independent Lady. 20% of Forsell's were Independent Ladys.

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  • Independent Lady

  • Lambswool Spinner

  • Retired Farmer

  • Shoe Finisher


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

Forsell Historical Records

What Forsell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Forsell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Forsell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Forsell

Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Forsell. 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 485 military records available for the last name Forsell. For the veterans among your Forsell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Forsell Life Expectancy

What is the average Forsell lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Forsell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Forsell in 1958 was 54, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Forsell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Forsell 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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