Forss Family History

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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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Forss Family Origin

Where is the Forss family from?

Forss Family Occupations

What did your Forss ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Forss family was Licensed Victualler. The most common Forss occupation in the UK was Carpenter Jobber. 14% of Forss's were Carpenter Jobbers. Carpenter Jobber, Late Shopmaster and Laundress were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Forss.

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  • Carpenter Jobber

  • Late Shopmaster

  • Laundress

  • Licensed Victualler


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

Forss Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Forss Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Forss

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Forss 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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