Forshaw Family History

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Forshaw Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from a place so called, perhaps Forshaw Heath in Solihull, Warwickshire, although the modern distribution is much further north.

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


Similar surnames: Kershaw, Forsha, Henshaw, Gorham, Worsham, Fordham, Forth, Warshaw

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Forshaw Family Origin

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Forshaw Family Occupations

What did your Forshaw ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Forshaw family was Labourer. Farmer, Coal Miner and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Forshaw. The most common Forshaw occupation in the UK was Farmer. 9% of Forshaw's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    9%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Labourer

    4%

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

Forshaw Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Forshaw Life Expectancy

What is the average Forshaw lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Forshaw life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Forshaw in 1962 was 68, and 69 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Forshaw

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Forshaw 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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