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Forss Family History

Forss Name Meaning

Swedish: variant of Fors.

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

Similar surnames: Fors, Foss, Morss, Forse, Doss, Hoss, Goss, Boss, Mores, Boros

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Where is the Forss family from?

You can see how Forss families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Forss family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Forss families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 16 Forss families living in Kent. This was about 64% of all the recorded Forss's in the UK. Kent had the highest population of Forss families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Forss surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Forss ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Forss. 60% of Forss women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties.

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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 Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Forss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Forss 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 918 immigration records available for the last name Forss. 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 259 military records available for the last name Forss. For the veterans among your Forss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Forss lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Forss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Forss in 1959 was 63, and 79 in 2004.

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