Forshey Family History

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Forshey Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of French Fortier.

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


Similar surnames: Forshay, Forshee, Forsey, Fooshee, Forsee, Forgey, Forse, Foshay

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Forshey Family Origin

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Forshey Family Occupations

What did your Forshey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Forshey. A less common occupation for the Forshey family was Boading House. The most common Forshey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 66% of Forshey's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    66%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Boading House

    3%

United States shown, England data unavailable

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

Forshey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Forshey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Forshey 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 Forshey

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Forshey. 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 Forshey. For the veterans among your Forshey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Forshey Life Expectancy

What is the average Forshey lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Forshey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Forshey in 1952 was 65, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Forshey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Forshey 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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