Forston Family History

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Forston Name Meaning

Possibly an English habitational name from Forston, a place in Dorset, recorded in 1236 as Fosardeston ‘estate (tun) of the Forsard family’; a family which was there from the early 13th century.

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


Similar surnames: Foston, Roston, Forton, Royston, Burston, Boston, Fuston, Holston

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Forston Family Origin

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Forston Family Occupations

What did your Forston ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Assisting Father and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Forston. 7% of Forston men worked as an Assisting Father and 45% of Forston women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Forston were Civil Servant Clerical Officer Employed At Foreign Office and Aluminium Sheet Metal Worker

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Assisting Father
    7%
  • Bookbinder Foruvard
    7%
  • Cable Engineer
    7%
  • Civil Servant Clerical Officer Employed At Foreign Office
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    45%
  • Domestic Servant
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Aluminium Sheet Metal Worker
    4%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Forston Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Forston. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Forston 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 221 immigration records available for the last name Forston. 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 240 military records available for the last name Forston. For the veterans among your Forston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Forston Life Expectancy

What is the average Forston lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Forston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Forston in 1957 was 26, and 69 in 2004.

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