Forshay Family History

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Forshay Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of French Fortier. Possibly also a variant of English Forsey.

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

Similar surnames: Forshey, Forsey, Forshee, Foshay, Forhan, Foisy, Forsha, Forehand

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Forshay Family Origin

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Forshay Family Occupations

What did your Forshay ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Forshay occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Forshay's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Machinist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Forshay. A less common occupation for the Forshay family was At Home.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Machinist

  • At Home


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

Forshay Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Forshay Life Expectancy

What is the average Forshay lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Forshay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Forshay in 1959 was 50, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Forshay

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Forshay 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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